Brescia

Brescia – enclosed by a suggestive hill view which extends from the Franciacorta, to the Pre-Alps and the lakes Garda and Iseo – is the second largest city in the region. In addition to a strong mark of modern and industrial complex, Brescia has always had a cultural and historical attraction and it offers the pleasure of a walk inside an urban area/space with an historical side, valued by series of requalification activities. Among many excellences offered by the city are the magnificent Teatro Grande: on its stage Giacomo Puccini achieved resounding success with his famous masterpiece Madama Butterfly in 1904. Brescia is also well-known for the Mille Miglia, the great race of vintage cars which still takes place in May. Not alone the Santa Giulia & San Salvatore museum centre: this 12.000 mq exposition area has been registered in 2011 in the World Heritage List of UNESCO.

How to get there

Teatro Grande is located in the very heart of Brescia, in Corso Zanardelli, a promenade and controlled traffic area.

Brescia is provided with a new tube line. Vittoria is the closest stop station to the Theater.

By car

From Turin and Milan: motorway exit Brescia Centro (A4 A21).

From Venezia or Verona: motorway A4 bound to Milano, motorway Brescia Centro.

From Bologna, Florence and Rome: motorway A1 till Modena, then continue on A22 till Verona and A4 till motorway exit Brescia Centro.

From Genoa and Liguria: motorway A7 till Tortona and continue on A21 till exit Brescia Centro.

The city center is easily reachable from the motorway A4 exit Brescia Centro. Go through via Volta, via Cremona e via Zima, on the left in via Vittorio Emanuele II, on the left in via Gramsci, till Vittoria car park.

By airplane

Airports near Brescia

_ Milano – Orio al Serio, 50 km from Brescia: www.orioaeroporto.it . Connection with main station in Brescia provided by bus shuttle “Orio Bus Express” of Società Autostradale (www.autostradale.it).

_ Milano Linate, 100 km from Brescia: www.milanolinate.eu. Easy connection by train and shuttle.

_ Milano Malpensa, 140 km from Brescia: www.milanomalpensa-airport.com

_ Verona – Valerio Catullo, 60 km from Brescia: www.aeroportoverona.it, Easy connection by train and shuttle

All the airports are easily connected to Brescia by service Airshuttle Nord.

By train

Brescia is one of the main stations in the Italian rail system, easily reachable from the principal cities in the North of Italy. It is distant almost an hour from Milano and Verona and two hours from Venezia.

Trenitalia Station, piazzale Stazione. Free number: 89 20 21 – www.trenitalia.com

Ferrovie Nord Station, Piazzale Stazione. 199 151 152 – www.trenord.it

 

Parking

Piazza Vittoria park

Piazza Mercato park

San Domenico park

Benedetto Croce park

Autosilo park

Info point

Infopoints of Brescia open every day from 9.00 a.m. to 1 p.m and from 1.30 p.m. till 5 p.m.

INFOPOINT Center, Via Trieste 1/Piazza Paolo VI tel. 030 2400357 infopoint@comune.brescia.it

INFOPOINT Station, Piazzale Stazione030 8378559 infopointstazione@comune.brescia.it

 

Accomodation

Attractions

TEATRO GRANDE

TEATRO SOCIALE

SAN SALVATORE – SANTA GIULIA museum center

Capitolium Archeological area

LOGGIA square

VITTORIA square

 

Churches:

San Faustino in Riposo – Via Musei
San Francesco d’Assisi – Via S.Francesco
San Giovanni Evangelista – Contrada San Giovanni
Santa Maria delle Grazie – Via Grazie
San Clemente – Vicolo San Clemente
Santi Nazaro e Celso – Corso Matteotti
Santa Maria dei Miracoli – Corso M.Libertà
Sant’Agata – Corsetto Sant’ Agata
San Zeno in Foro – Piazza del Foro
Sant’Afra in S.Eufemia – Corso Magenta
Sant’Angela Merici – Via Crispi
Santa Maria del Carmine – Vicolo Manzone

 

MUSEUMS:

City Museum – Santa Giulia: via Musei 81/b http://www.bresciamusei.com/santagiulia.asp

Pinacoteca Tosio-Martinengo: Moretto square
http://www.bresciamusei.com/pinacoteca.asp

Risorgimento museum: Via del Castello, 9 http://www.bresciamusei.com/ncastello.asp?nm=18&t=Museo+del+Risorgimento

“L. Marzoli” Guns museum: Via del Castello http://www.bresciamusei.com/ncastello.asp?nm=17&t=Museo+delle+Armi+L.+Marzoli

Martinengo Palace: Via dei Musei, 30 http://amicimartinengo.it/

Sacer art Diocesano museum: Via Gasparo da Salò, 13 http://www.diocesi.brescia.it/museodiocesano/

Photography National museum Cinefotoclub: Vicolo San Faustino, 2   http://www.museobrescia.net/it/

Agnellini Modern Art: Via Soldini 6/A http://www.agnelliniartemoderna.it/

Associazione Artisti Bresciani (Artists of Brescia Association): Vicolo delle stelle, 4 http://www.aab.bs.it/

Massimo Minini Gallery: Via Apollonio, 68 http://www.galleriaminini.it/

TEATRO GRANDE is here

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