Getting around the city
Everything is at walking distance in Brescia: the historic city centre is relatively small and it is easy to move around on foot.Using a car to get around Brescia is not advisable. You may get some useful maps and free city guides in several languages at our Infopoints: one is just outside the Railway Station, the other in the central Piazza Paolo VI (or Piazza Duomo, as the Bresciani call it), at the corner with Via Trieste. You will find some nice walking itineraries in the town centre in the Discover the city section
By undergound or bus
City transport tickets (underground, orange or white bus)are sold at newsagents', bars and tobacconists. They cost € 1,20 and last for 75 minutes. You may find useful to buy a 24/hour ticket at the price of € 3,40. From the railway station take the underground (one station to
If you decide to come to Brescia by car the following information may prove useful. Given its historic nature, the city centre is clearly not designed for modern traffic needs and vehicles, and getting around by car may cause some difficulties. The area of greatest tourist interest coincides with the ZTL (Zona a Traffico Limitato), a restricted traffic area controlled by a network of video cameras. If you need to get to pre-booked accommodation, inform the hotel in advance and they will provide the details of your vehicle (number plate, etc.) to the local city police. For further information about the ZTL, visit www.ztlbrescia.it/ . To find the car park that is most convenient and suitable for your needs, visit the Brescia Car Parks website.
Taxis are white, can be called by phone at the number +39 030 35111. You may also hail one in the street by raising you hand, or pick one up at the various taxi ranks around the city. Customers are advised to read the information about prices displayed inside the vehicle. Please take also note of supplements for baggage and for night/festive rides. See also the taxi website: http://www.radiotaxibrixia.it/
Brescia is quite a small city, and most of the centre is pedestrian so we strongly recommend using your bike or renting one and exploring it on two wheels! You can rent a bike at:
- Parcheggio Bici (Bike Park) just outside the train station, on the right. It is open from Monday to Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. tel. +39 0303061224. Prices: 5 hours/2 euros - one day/4 euros. See the website of Parcheggio Bici
- Bresciainbici Youthpoint-CTS provides a repair kit and free maps with the bike rental together with guides for tours at 15 euros/one day (20 euros with packet lunch). Youthpoint-CTS Brescia, Via Tommaseo 2/a, tel. +39 03041889, open from Monday to Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m., Saturday morning only. See also www.bresciainbici.it
If you are staying at a hotel in Brescia, you may ask the reception for a BICIMIA card, and pick up/return bikes for free in more than 40 racks in the town centre.
To see the map and a list of bike paths in Brescia click here.
Getting around if you have a physical disability
There is a dedicated page on this site for persons with physical disabilities.