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... Read More
Top experiences in Brescia
Mille Miglia Car Race Museum
Opened on November 10, 2004, this special museum situated inside the Monastery of Saint Eufemia (a beautiful building complex of immense archaeological, historical, and architectural value) is dedicated to exploring and illuminating the Mille Miglia (“Thousand Miles”), Brescia’s legendary car race. During your museum visit, you'll see private collector cars up close. These cars are periodically replaced in case of participation in event, with the largest turnover usually taking place on the occasion of the Mille Miglia Storica (middle of May). Your self-guided, experiential museum visit (clearly marked by a red walkway meandering across all the sections of the museum) will take you along the entire physical and historical route of the Mille Miglia across Italy, passing through regions, cities, and crowds of people. And of course, you'll see images of the participants in the event – the cars and drivers. Your visit ends with a look at the rare collection of cars and car-related items dedicated to the historical Mille Miglia competition, located in the medieval stables of the Monastery.
Brescia Sightseeing Tour from Milan with Franciacorta Private Wine Tasting and Lunch
Your day begins with a 9am pickup at your Milan hotel for the hour-long drive to Franciacorta. Formerly a rural escape for Milanese aristocrats and industrialists, Franciacorta is now home to what many wine connoisseurs call Italy’s best new sparkling wine. An sommelier from one of the oldest and most acclaimed wineries in the region will reveal the history and secrets of the grapes’ harvesting, aging, and bottling to achieve the prestigious wine status – DOCG – the top category in Italian wine classification. While touring the winery’s cool cellars, you’ll taste standout Franciacorta wines, followed by a traditional three-course Lombardy lunch surrounded by grapevines and rolling hills. Your journey continues with a half-hour drive toward the foothills of the Alps to arrive in Brescia, where a local guide will walk you through the city’s ancient Roman piazzas, and narrow cobblestone streets, past Renaissance churches, and UNESCO World Heritage sites, including a Roman forum and San Salvatore monastery, dating back to 753 AD. After exploring the history and views of Brescia, you’ll return to your hotel in Milan at approximately 6pm.