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City from castle
Brescia is a city of about 199.000 inhabitants situated between Milan (70 km) and Venice (140 km).  It is between the Padana Flat and the Alps and close to it there are two lakes ( the Iseo one and the Garda one). It has been settled by Celtics an then by the Romans ( there are still ruins of a roman temple - the Capitolium), so during the Longobardi reign it was an important civic site (it's said that the convent of S. Giulia  has taken the princess Ermengarda, one of the wife of Karl The Great after she had been repudiated). It has been part of the Venetian County during the Reinassance ( infact in the center of the city most of the old buildings has been built in the Venetian style) and it has been scenery of the anti-austria riot famous as "dieci giornate di Brescia"( "ten days of Brescia").  About the last century, during the Fascism part of the center has been restructured (Piazza Vittoria).
Loggia square with the Loggia building
Nowadays Brescia is mainly an industrial city but the old city is full of 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 see.

Brescia is also famous for the 1000 mile race that takes place every year during May. It's a old car race that starts and ends here going down to Rome. It's a big deal for the city..
neo_dare_devil says:
nice blog and this made me want to visit brescia someday .
Posted on: Jan 08, 2012
lorenzmartins says:
Yeah, when u'll come here, just let me know..
i'll be glad to show u around..
bye man..
Posted on: Jan 17, 2008
RJ1982 says:
Next time in Italy, Id definitely go to this city. It's a lot less crowded than Roma!
Posted on: Jan 17, 2008
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City from castle
City from castle
Loggia square with the Loggia buil…
Loggia square with the Loggia bui…
loggia square in winter
loggia square in winter
Pope Paolo VI Square in winter
Pope Paolo VI Square in winter
Loggia square with clock tower
Loggia square with clock tower
Church dome
Church dome
Church dome
Church dome
sunset at Brescia
sunset at Brescia
Church Dome
Church Dome
Castle
Castle
Castle Gate
Castle Gate
Castle
Castle
Castle tower
Castle tower
Castle garden
Castle garden
City from castle
City from castle
my university!!
my university!!
sunset
sunset
convent
convent
S. Salvadore church
S. Salvadore church
roman theater
roman theater
Capitolium
Capitolium
Capitolium
Capitolium
Cathedrale
Cathedrale
clock tower
clock tower
loggia
loggia
loggia
loggia
Loggia square
Loggia square
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