Brescia is a city of about 199.000 inhabitants situated between Milan (70 km) and Venice (140 km). It is between the Padana Plain and the Alps and close to it there are two lakes ( the Iseo one and the Garda one).
Nowadays Brescia is mainly an industrial city but the old city is full of little treasures to see:
The Castle upon the Cidneo mount dominates the city: it is a nice place to spend a sunny weekend and also owns a really cool Middle-Age weapons museum.
Piazza Loggia in Venetian Style is wonderful with the old city hall projected by the famous Palladio.
The Paolo VI Pope Square with the Old and the New Cathedral and the Middle-Age City Hall called "Broletto".
But not only, there are other monuments and churches to visit.
Moreover, Brescia is among nice areas: Franciacorta and the wine county on West side, Garda Lake and his beautiful castles on East, the Alps on North and Padana Plain on South.