Brescia Tourism

Brescia (Italian: [ˈbreʃa] ; Lombard: Brèsa, locally: [ˈbrɛsɑ] or [ˈbrɛhɑ]; Latin: Brixia) is a city and comune in the region of Lombardy in northern Italy. It is situated at the foot of the Alps, a few kilometres from the lakes Garda and Iseo. With a population of 196,480, it is the second largest city in the region and the fourth of northwest Italy. The urban area of Brescia extends beyond the administrative city limits and has a population of 672,822, while over 1.5 million people live in its metropolitan area. The city is the administrative capital of the Province of Brescia, one of the largest in Italy, with over 1,200,000 inhabitants. Founded over 3,200 years ago, Brescia (in antiquity Brixia) has been an important regional centre since pre-Roman times. Its old town contains the best-preserved Roman public buildings in northern Italy and numerous monuments, among these the medieval castle, the Old and New cathedral, the Renaissance Piazza della Loggia and the rationalist Piazza della Vittoria. The monumental archaeological area of the Roman forum and the monastic complex of San Salvatore-Santa Giulia have become a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of a group of seven inscribed as Longobards in Italy, Places of Power. Brescia is considered the industrial capital of Italy. The metallurgy and the production of machine tools and firearms are of particular economic significance, along with mechanical and automotive engineering. The major companies based in the city are utility company A2A, steel producer Lucchini, firearms manufacturer Beretta, shotgun producer Perazzi and machine tools manufacturer Camozzi. Nicknamed Leonessa d'Italia ("The Lioness of Italy"), Brescia is the home of Italian caviar, and is known for being the original production area of the Franciacorta sparkling wine as well as the prestigious Mille Miglia classic car race that starts and ends in the city. In addition, Brescia is the setting for most of the action in Alessandro Manzoni's 1822 play Adelchi. Brescia and its territory will be the "European Region of Gastronomy" in 2017.

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This is a perfect opportunity to take a break from your routine and enjoy a fun-filled holiday. Brescia in Italy is an ideal destination for a vacation! Brescia is located at a short trip away from Milan a major city in Italy. Milan is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like Sforza Castle, Museum Of La Scala, Milan Cathedral Or The Duomo. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Brescia.

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The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Brescia

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  • Know the pollution level of Brescia before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 78.75 (High)
    • Water Pollution 69.64 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 35 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 46.67 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 56.67 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 46.67 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 61.11 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 56.67 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Brescia for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Brescia.

    • Burglary and Theft 62.5 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 51.56 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 40.63 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 60.94 (High)
    • Car Stealing 42.19 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 54.69 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 62.5 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 69.12 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 38.33 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 30.36 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 28.13 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 65 (High)
  • Quality of Life Index of Brescia is 139.87 (High)

    • Safety Index 47.95 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 86.01 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 76.63 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 25.4 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 68.73 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 76.12 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.3 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 84.34 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Brescia

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.12 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.95 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 28.42 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 81.85 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 75.48 USD

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