Welcome to Brescia! In this section of the site you will find lots of useful information for planning your trip to Brescia.
Brescia, known as the ' Lioness of Italy ' during the Risorgimento, and bearing a lion rampant on her coat of arms, is today with her energy and dynamism a modern and well organised city. But a closer ,well directed look reveals the many changes to the city's layout made over the centuries by her inhabitants. There are many both valuable and unique relics of the past, and although Brescia is still open to necessary change, her notable historical and artistic treasures and her picturesque corners, make her a centre of great interest and importance, inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The most obvious characteristics are the result of changes made between the XVIII and XIX centuries, but strolling through the centre of Brescia is like leafing through the pages of a history book. Linear modern buildings exist side by side with the dynamism of the fashionable main street, the colourful and typical liveliness of alley ways and thoroughfares, the splash of fountains, the majesty of palaces and ancient residences, the tranquillity of cloisters ,the devout silence of churches, the treasures conserved in museums.
In the map herebelow, all the monuments, museums, churches and buildings in the historical centre of the city can be selected by type in order to see the location and the description (see also Points of Interest). Historical and artistic itineraries for discovering the city of Brescia may be found in the section Discover the city, while the section What to do in the city provides information on entertainment, guided visits, - including Brescia Underground, shopping and sport in Brescia.
To discover and get the best of the town of Brescia you may refer to one of our INFOPOINTS, one in the central Piazza Paolo VI (or Duomo, as Bresciani still call it) and one just outside the Railway Station.
At Infopoint Centro it is possible to book a guided tour to the city or to Santa Giulia Museums in Italian and/or English. Tours are organised over the weekend by Brescia tourist guides.
INFOPOINTS are open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The guide "Brescia, a city to discover", a practical multilingual map, the opening hours of churches and museums, a map of the city centre and a list of qualified Tour Guides are attached in .pdf and .jpeg format.... enjoy your visit!
INFOPOINT Centro, Via Trieste 1/Piazza Paolo VI
tel.+39 030 2400357 firstname.lastname@example.org
INFOPOINT Stazione, Piazzale Stazione
tel.+39 030 8378559 email@example.com