Top 10 Things to do in Brescia, Italy

March 1, 2018 Kiesha Cripe

Set between Milan and Verona at the foot of the Alps, Brescia is the second-largest city in Italy’s northern Lombardy region, with just under 200,000 people. The city’s rich history dates back to pre-Roman times, when it was a Gallic capital. Among the many great local sights are the 11th-century Duomo Vecchio (Old Cathedral, also called La Rotonda), unique for its circular shape, the 17th-century Duomo Nuovo (New Cathedral) next door, and the first-century Roman ruins at Tempio Capitolino.
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1. Brescia Underground

Via Raffaello 165 | San Polo, 25127 Brescia, Italy +39 349 099 8697
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Brescia Underground

Are you curious? Are you interested in everything that normally can not be seen? The Brescia Underground Association offers fascinating guided tours deep in the belly of the city, the rediscovery of ancient rivers, historical culverts and irrigation ditches now submerged beneath our feet. An unusual "journey" that's not only educational and cultural, but also full of incredible surprises our past reveals to our eyes.

Reviewed By chatvani - Bratislava, Slovakia

I am writing this rewiew only because there was no one written in english.I want to go there on friday,so I called the number on their website.An Italian good speaking english explain me the place where to go ( not the adress from the website)and all about it,but the most importantly was,That they do this tours only on weekends.

2. Museo di Santa Giulia

Via Dei Musei 81/b, 25121 Brescia, Italy +39 030 240 0640
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Museo di Santa Giulia

Reviewed By 545medva - Budapest, Hungary

One of the best museum complex what you can visit for history. Pre-hisctoric items to the 19th century on 14.000 sq meter. Beutiful churches, statzes, paintings, mosaics, whatever you can think. Built the first part already in 753 AD, is one of the major attractions of North-Italy.

3. Duomo Vecchio di Brescia

Piazza del Duomo 1, 25121 Brescia, Italy
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Duomo Vecchio di Brescia

Reviewed By Lynne A - Kansas City, Missouri

We enjoyed the display of Nativity Scenes during our visit..this was built around the 11th Century and was built over old Roman ground which mosaics were discovered during its most recent restoration. The New Duomo was erected during the 18th Centrury, adjacent to the Duomo Vecchio, creating a beautiful contrast of architecture in the ancient Piazza Del Duomo.

4. Chiesa di San Francesco d'Assisi

Via San Francesco d'Assisi 3/A, 25122 Brescia, Italy +39 030 292 6701
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Chiesa di San Francesco d'Assisi

Reviewed By jonnymills - Brescia, Italy

Worth taking a few steps off the beaten path, a hidden gem. Also a great Osteria behind the church. If you've gone this far then the Church of S. Nazaro e Celso is also worth your time

5. Tempio Capitolino e Piazza del Foro

Piazza Del Foto | Via Musei, 25121 Brescia, Italy +39 030 297 7833
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Tempio Capitolino e Piazza del Foro

Reviewed By zag16 - Brescia, Italy

right on the heart of Brescia this ancient roman masterpiece Don't miss the hidden rooms discovered only 2 years ago

6. Brescia Castle

Via del Castello, Brescia, Italy 030-297-7833-834
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Brescia Castle

Reviewed By 545medva - Budapest, Hungary

If you are in Brescia it is amust to go to visit the castle. Take care, just by foot, no transportation! The castle is very well kept, the two museums are not so much interesting, but if the wheather permits, you have wonderful view on the city.

7. Chiesa di Santa Maria della Carita

Via Musei, Brescia, Italy +39 339 278 7988
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Chiesa di Santa Maria della Carita

Reviewed By Ulrike M - Aichwald

. This church is on your way to the wonderful Museum in the former convent. Don't miss it, it's worth a visit ! There are helpful ladies in the church during opening hours and they are happy to tell you all about the church. Look for the side-chapels with their treasures!

8. Piazza della Loggia

Piazza della Loggia, Brescia, Italy
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Piazza della Loggia

Reviewed By Lynne A - Kansas City, Missouri

Lots of lovely shopping and buildings. It is most beautiful at night in my opinion, as the lights that surround the square illuminate the architecture. There is a sad history of a political bombing in this square in 1974 and the memorial is there to honor those who died. You will also find memorial plaques along the walkways honoring significant world events that resulted in loss of life from terrorism and political unrest. Sadly, the two responsible persons for the Bombing in 1974 were just convicted to life sentences in 2015 by a Court of Appeals in Milan!!

9. Piazza Paolo VI

Piazza Paolo VI, Brescia, Italy
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Piazza Paolo VI

Reviewed By opossumd - Cervo, Italia

Two cathedrals, one next to the other, make the square exceptional. The earlier Cathedral is a proto-Christian round building, whereas the later Renaissance one is a more lavish and imposing construction. Both are suggestive and worth a visit.

10. Azienda Agricola Al Berlinghetto

Via Esenta 7 | Berlinghetto - Berlingo, 25030 Brescia, Italy +39 030 997 3648
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Azienda Agricola Al Berlinghetto

Reviewed By Diana I

For like a year, I decided not to eat meat, I eat only fish. When I went inside and I realized that they have more or less only meat, I was worried. Then I felt the smell and I saw how it looks. I took the meat and I don't regret it. It was truly amazing. I usually don't eat meat because I don't like the taste. This time I was impressed. The staff is very friendly.

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