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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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Facts and Stats for Brescia*

  • Pollution Statistics in Brescia

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

    • Air Pollution 77.78 (High)
    • Water Pollution 68.75 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 28.85 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 57.69 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 46.15 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 60.94 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 55.77 (Moderate)
  • Brescia: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Brescia for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Brescia.

    • Burglary and Theft 63.46 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 57.69 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 44.23 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 69.23 (High)
    • Car Stealing 48.08 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 59.62 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 51.92 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 69.23 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 64.29 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 32.69 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 36.36 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 30.77 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 69.23 (High)
  • Living in Brescia - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Brescia is 138.21 (High)

    • Safety Index 42.37 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 86.01 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 75.86 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 25.4 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 72.03 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 76.12 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.71 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 87.73 (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.

  • Cost for Essentials in Brescia

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.13 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.93 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 28.04 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 86.65 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 91.12 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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