Welcome to Brescia
Brescia's core takes the form of a fascinating old town, which more than compensates for the city's rather unappealing urban sprawl. The old town's narrow streets are home to some of the most important Roman ruins in Lombardy, and an extraordinary circular Romanesque church. While many visitors stop in only for a day, there's much to see here, from a sprawling collection of 2000-year old architecture to the fresco-filled corridors of a medieval monastery.
Start off with a panoramic overview of Brescia from the hilltop castle, then plunge down into the cobblestone centre for a memorable ramble that will take you back through the ages.