Se hva du kan gjøre og oppleve i Brescia

Prosperous and lively, Brescia is Lombardy’s second biggest city, a university town with a modern business area (Brescia Due). Located between two of Italy’s most famous lakes, Lake Garda and Lake Iseo, Brescia is often overlooked by visitors who bypass the city itself and head straight to the undeniably beautiful lakes. A great pity, as Brescia boasts one of the most beautiful historic centres in the region, and some of the best Roman and Lombard remains in northern Italy.


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Piazza Della Loggia

Not the oldest piazza in the city, but the most beautiful one. Here you can find Brescia’s town hall, the Palazzo della Loggia. The palazzo was begun in 1492, and the works lasted four centuries. Its huge, bulbous white roof is very distinctive. Opposite the palazzo, at the eastern end of the piazza, you will find the Torre dell'Orologio, a 16th century copy of the clock tower in St Mark’s Square in Venice.
Adresse: Piazza Della Loggia, Brescia

Piazza Paolo VI

Formerly known as Piazza del Duomo, this is one of the oldest piazzas in Brescia and home to a number of superb buildings, including two cathedrals: the Duomo, La Rotonda and the Palazzo del Broletto. La Rotonda, also known as the Duomo Vecchio, was built in the 11th century on the remains of the Basilica of San Filastrio. This is the only building of its kind in Italy – a huge cylindrical tower supported by eight pillars. The interior is simple and very beautiful. Head down to the very cold crypt to see the Roman remains.
Adresse: Piazza Paolo VI, Brescia

Capitoline Temple and Roman Amphitheatre

Some of the best Roman remains in Northern Italy can be found in the Capitoline Temple, constructed by the emperor Vespasian in 73 AD. Alongside are the remains of the theatre, thought to have held 15,000 spectators in its heyday. It was in use as a theatre until the 12th century.
Adresse: Via Musei 55, Brescia
Telefon: +39 030 297 7833

Santa Giulia - City Musuem

One of the most important archaeological museums in Italy, Brescia's City Museum is housed in the 8th-century monastery of Santa Giulia, which was founded by the Lombard King, Desiderio. This museum is well-worth seeing, not only for the huge quantity of exhibits, but also for the beauty of the buildings: the 8th-century Basilica of San Salvatore, the 12th century church of Santa Maria in Solario (see the stunning 16th-century frescoes in the oratory) and the 16th-century church of Santa Giulia. Closed on non-holiday Mondays.
Adresse: Via Musei 81b, Brescia
Telefon: +39 030 297 7833

Scaligero Castle

High above the city on Cidneo Hill, the castle was built between the 13th and 16th centuries. There are a number of museums up here, and the views over the city and the Brescia plain are great – well worth the effort of the climb up here!
Adresse: Via del Castello 9, Brescia
Telefon: +39 030 297 7833

Church of St Francis of Assisi

Church of St. Francis of Assisi dates back to the 13th-century and boasts a beautiful 14th-century cloister. The church also contains the remains of medieval frescoes.
Adresse: Via San Francesco 1, Brescia
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 6:30am-11:30am and 4pm-7:30pm. Sun 7:30am-12:30pm and 4pm-7:30pm

Theatre Grande

Brescia’s Teatro Grande is one of the most prestigious theatres in Lombardy – lots of red velvet, gilt and five tiers of boxes, its interior inspired by La Scala in Milan. Construction of the theatre began in 1803. The theatre has comfortable seating so don't forget to book your tickets in time and experience the magic.
Adresse: Corso Zanardelli 9, Brescia
Telefon: +39 030 297 9333 (ticket office)

Tosio-Martinengo Art Gallery

Here you will find a huge collection of primarily Italian art from the 14th-18th centuries housed in a 16th-century palace. The collection includes works by Raphael, Lorenzo Lotto and Tintoretto. Stop by and spend some time strolling among all the beautiful paintings - you will not regret it.
Adresse: Piazza Moretto 4, Brescia
Telefon: +39 030 373 2743

Lake Garda

Brescia is a great jumping-off point for discovering the beauty of Italy’s lake district. Lake Garda is the biggest lake in Italy and is well-known for its pretty lakeside towns and villages, including the excellent windsurfing and sailing offers. Take the regular train (a short 15 minute trip) from Brescia to Desenzano del Garda; from Desenzano there are local buses, and lake ferries.


Gardaland is Italy’s biggest theme park, located moments from Lake Garda. Take the regular train from Brescia to Peschiera del Garda (around 25 minutes) to get there quick - then you only have to take a shuttle-bus to the theme park itself. Children and adults alike will be thrilled by the many attractions that this place has to offer!
Adresse: Via Derna 4, Castelnuovo del Garda, Verona
Telefon: +39 045 644 9777

Lake Iseo

One of the least known lakes in northern Italy, and much quieter than Garda. Check out the Franciacorta wine-growing district, south of the lake, or head to Monte Isola – the largest lake island in Europe, mercifully free of cars! To get here take the frequent train from Brescia to the pretty town of Iseo, and then the lake ferry.
Adresse: Lake Iseo

Franciacorta Golf Club

Franciacorta Golf Club welcomes you to a 27-hole course in beautiful surroundings. It is located 185 meters above sea level, and parts of the course takes you through a small forest, by a lake and through the valley. Enjoy your time here!
Adresse: Via Provinciale 34b, Corte Franca, Brescia
Telefon: +39 030 984 167

Inzino Valley

The "Valle di Inzino" is a lovely day-trip destination to go for a walk and enjoy a day out in nature. Admire the beautiful landscape and, during summer, take a cooling swim in the beautiful stream nearby. You will also find a restaurant. Bring you friends and family with you to share this amazing adventure.
Adresse: Inzino, Brescia

Biblioteca Queriniana

If you love books you have to visit Biblioteca Queriniana. The architecture of the building is amazing and should be visited for at least a quick stop by everyone. The library was built in 1705 and is located right next to the old Cathedral. Take a few steps and listen to the books.
Adresse: Via Giuseppe Mazzini 1, Brescia
Telefon: +39 030 297 8200
Åpningstider: Tue-Fri 8:45am-6pm. Sat 8:30am-12:30pm

Acqua Splash

Enjoy a big swimming pool, fun slides and a playground with swings and other fun activities. Acqua Splash is suitable for both adults and children and is a good place to go to for a fun day in the sun. Share the experience with your loved ones.
Adresse: Acquasplash Franciacorta, Via Generale dalla Chiesa 3, Corte Franca, Brescia
Telefon: +39 030 982 6441
Åpningstider: Daily 9:30am-7pm in the summer season (check the exact start and end dates on the website)

Osteria Al Bianchi

With its white walls and wooden tables, Osteria Al Bianchi is a simple yet tasty trattoria serving Brescian cuisine since 1881. Please note that that it is small but very popular place, so it's better to reserve a table in advance to avoid disappointment.
Adresse: Via Gasparo da Salò 32, Brescia
Telefon: +39 030 292 328
Åpningstider: Thu-Mon 9am-2:30pm and 4pm-12am

Locanda Dei Guasconi

Locanda Dei Guasconi is a popular place located close to Piazza Paolo VI. It has a nice glassed-in outside area, a big menu and a cosy interior with exposed brick and lots of wood. Stop by and have a blast.
Adresse: Via Cesare Beccaria 11h, Brescia
Telefon: +39 030 377 1605

Vasco Da Gama

Full of character and warmth, this place has an extensive menu serving Brescian cuisine with an innovative twist. Vasco Da Gama has a nice glassed-in gazebo looking onto Via Beccaria: visit to have a relaxing evening. A real delight for all of those who are looking for the real Italian cuisine.
Adresse: Via dei Musei 4, Brescia
Telefon: +39 030 375 4039

I Macc de le ure

In the corner of Piazza Paolo VI, this lovely restaurant has a terrace overlooking the square. They serve Brescian and Italian cuisine and often host live music - usually on Saturday evenings. Spend a lovely evening in I Macc de le ure and experience the Italian dining.
Adresse: Piazza Paolo VI 18, Brescia
Telefon: +39 030 291 552
Åpningstider: Tue-Sat 12pm-3pm and 7pm-11pm. Sun 12pm-3pm

Osteria La Grotta

Osteria La Grotta is one of the oldest ’osterie’ in town, with charming interior (and exterior). You can have a light lunch, an aperitif (over 200 wines on offer), or take advantage of the excellent and very generous fixed-price menu. It is great for cheeses and salami, and cured meats.
Adresse: Vicolo del Prezzemolo 10, Brescia
Telefon: +39 030 440 68
Åpningstider: Closed Wednesdays

La Casetta

La Casetta is one of the most popular pizzerias in town, and also a restaurant specialising in fish. You will find lots of seating, not only inside but outside as well. Located west of the historic centre and north of Piazzale Garibaldi. Easy to find, easy to love!
Adresse: Via Tartaglia 35, Brescia
Telefon: +39 030 441 10
Åpningstider: Daily 10am-3pm and 6pm-1am

Castello Malvezzi

A medieval castle overlooking 30 thousand square meters of parklands, Castello Malvezzi also boasts a wonderful menu, and it's one of the best restaurants in the area. It is located north of Brescia - take a taxi to reach it.
Adresse: Via Colle di San Giuseppe 1, Brescia
Telefon: +39 030 200 4224
Åpningstider: Open Wed-Sun for lunch and dinner, and for lunch on Tuesdays

Officina Cucina

The menu at Officina Cucina is a real feast for your taste buds. Enjoy a lovely Italian dinner with imaginative dishes and impeccable service all in a wonderful atmosphere. Do not forget to reserve a table.
Adresse: Via San Zeno 119, Brescia
Telefon: +39 333 302 0033

Ristorante Nineteen - 19

Ristorante Nineteen - 19 has a beautiful outdoor seating which is perfect for a lunch date in the sun. The prices here are slightly higher but the courses are well worth the price. Enjoy a lovely Italian meal here.
Adresse: Via Pietro Bulloni, 19, Brescia
Telefon: +39 030 375 5187
Åpningstider: Tue-Sat 12:30pm-3pm and 7:30pm-10:30pm


The fish selection here is impressive, and the meat is so soft it could just fall apart. Scarabeo invites you to a delicious Italian meal and is the perfect place to experience Italian cuisine on your first time in Brescia. You are greeted with a warm smile and great service.
Adresse: Via dei Mille 15a, Brescia
Telefon: +39 030 377 5477
Åpningstider: Sun-Fri 7:30pm-10:30pm. Sat 7pm-11pm


Here at Amarcord you can get one of the best piadinas in town. Piadina is a speciality from middle-eastern Italy and consists of a special flat bread filled with different ingredients, like a wrap or a sandwich. It can either be salty or sweet. Come here for a snack or a fast-food dinner and enjoy the culinary delights you'll meet.
Adresse: Via Fratelli Ugoni 16a, Brescia
Telefon: +39 030 422 16
Åpningstider: Mon-Tue 11:30am-3pm and 7pm-12am. Fri-Sat 11:30am-3pm and 7pm-1am. Sun 7pm-12am

Coffee Shop

Coffee Shop was founded in 1950 and has been providing high quality food and service ever since. Many generations of people have been here, keeping high its reputation as one of the best cafes in Brescia.
Adresse: Corso Zanardelli 26, Brescia
Telefon: +39 030 639 1333

Pasticceria Piccinelli

This historical, award-winning pastry shop and café is your chance to sample the best of Brescian sweet specialities, such as walnut cake, fruit cake, kiwi mousse, crunchy forest fruits and much more.
Adresse: Via Duca degli Abruzzi 115, Brescia
Telefon: +39 030 493 43
Åpningstider: Mon 6am-10pm. Tue-Thu and Sun 6am-11pm. Fri-Sat 6am-12am

Pasticceria San Carlo

Pasticceria San Carlo specializes in homemade ice-cream and delicious, elegantly presented pastry products. They also serve breakfasts. Whenever you come, you can count on quality products and carefully selected ingredients.
Adresse: Via 20 Settembre 28, Brescia
Telefon: +39 030 377 5131

Vintage Wine Gallery

With its elegant decor and its friendly staff, this wine gallery is a great place to stop by at any time of the day, serving tasty food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Their choice of wines is of course well reviewed.
Adresse: Via Solferino 26a, Brescia
Telefon: +39 030 403 42
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri 7:30am-8pm

Gelateria Possi

Italian gelato is well-known all over the world, and it's a must try here in Brescia. Gelateria Possi is famous for its abundant, beautifully decorated cups and cones, and it guarantees one of the best ice-cream experiences in town.
Adresse: Via Triumplina 245, Brescia
Telefon: +39 030 200 2308

Libreria Tarantola 1899

A welcoming, beautifully decorated space for book lovers, the Tarantola bookshop offers an impressive selection of volumes spread over two floors, and also works as a literary cafe, serving drinks and organizing cultural events. Sip on a cup of coffee while exploring their shelves or relaxing with a friend, and check their website to make sure you don't miss any interesting event.
Adresse: Via Fratelli Porcellaga 4, Brescia
Telefon: +39 030 493 00
Åpningstider: Mon 3pm-9pm. Tue-Sat 9:15am-12:30pm and 3pm-7:30pm. Sun 4pm-7:30pm

Circus Beat Club

Circus Beat Club is one of the best dancing clubs in Brescia, offering house music in a glamorous environment. Each year they renew to follow the current trends. This club is located a few minutes from the city center.
Adresse: Via Dalmazia 127, Brescia
Telefon: +39 333 210 5400
Åpningstider: Thu-Sat 11:30pm-3:30am

Lio Bar

Sip on a cocktail and dance to alternative music in Lio's perfected underground, retro atmosphere. It is located in a building behind an old railway in the middle of the city - a perfect spot for going out. Try the local specialty of alcohol flavored jellies. Occasionally they host live music.
Adresse: Via Giulio Togni 43, Brescia
Telefon: +39 030 290 6242

Viselli Bar

Viselli's cocktails are so famous that the owner of the bar has even copyrighted some of them. Step inside and ask for the most popular one, the "Viselli's Sciampagnone". The barmans have loud personalities, and the bar boasts a fun, joyful atmosphere.
Adresse: Via Tosio 25a, Brescia
Telefon: +39 030 449 90
Åpningstider: Tue-Sat 6:30pm-10pm

Paradiso Disco

Dance the night away at Paradiso! This dance club has a salsa room, a disco room and a hall ballroom. Large and usually packed with people, it also hosts theme nights with different music styles. Find your favourite and join one of these popular events when you are around.
Adresse: Via Casotti 12, Brescia
Telefon: +39 030 230 2210
Åpningstider: Fri-Sun 9pm-5am

Xander Beer

As you may have guessed from the name, this is the place to go to if you are in the mood for a pint of beer. Have a look at the menu, sit back, relax and check out how many beers you have not tried yet. You may also find some great company.
Adresse: Via Dalmazia 23a, Brescia
Telefon: +39 030 207 0185
Åpningstider: Mon-Thu 6pm-1am. Fri-Sat 6pm-2am

The Purty Kitchen

Finding an authentic Irish pub in the middle of the Romanesque architecture of Brescia can be an otherworldly experience, but with friends and a refreshing, carefully selected beer menu by your side, you'll surely have a great time. You may even have the chance to dance around the table while listening Irish folk music.
Adresse: Via Torricella di Sopra 120, Brescia
Telefon: +39 030 373 0825
Åpningstider: Tue-Sat 6pm-2am. Sun 2:30pm-1am

Bar Cafeteria Madera

Many think that Bar Madera serves the best cocktails in town, and the place is for sure captivating, with its lively atmosphere and Caribbean music. Locals come for an "aperitivo", a drink and some snacks with friends before dinner - join them for a thrilling evening, and stay for the gorgeous drinks.
Adresse: Vicolo dell'Arciprete 3a, Brescia
Telefon: +39 030 280 462
Åpningstider: Tue-Sat 6pm-2am. Sun 5pm-2am


Coin is Italy’s leading department store, with over 80 stores located nationwide. Here you will find the latest trends in fashion, home decoration, wellness and beauty. The brands are both international and Italian.
Adresse: Corso Magenta 2, Brescia
Telefon: +39 030 377 5992
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 9:30am-8pm. Sun 10am-8pm

Franciacorta Outlet Village

Franciacorta Outlet Village hosts more than 150 boutiques, offering the best collections at an “outlet price” (which means discounts from 30% to 70%). It is located in Rodengo Saiano, 20 km from city centre, but well worth a visit. If you are looking for clothing, Christmas presents, birthday presents or just want to have some lunch with a cup of coffee, this village is the right place for you to stop by. The quirky designer decor and the good food options are a plus.
Adresse: Piazza Cascina Moie 1, Rodengo Saiano, Brescia
Telefon: +39 030 681 0364
Åpningstider: Sun-Mon 10am-8pm. Fri-Sat 10am-9pm

Antique Shopping

If you are interested in antiques, take your time to stall around Via Trieste, Via Tosio, Via dei Musei and Via Cattaneo. There are a lot of antique shops here, filled with unique and amazing artifacts from times gone by.
Adresse: Via Cattaneo, Brescia


Be it Halloween, Christmas or a quirky private party, Bandera is the place to go for those in need of a scenic costume. In addition, makeup, wigs and a lot more are waiting for you to make you look exactly like the character you want to be!
Adresse: Via San Polo 166, Brescia
Telefon: +39 030 230 3821
Åpningstider: Mon 3pm-7:30pm. Tue-Sat 8:30am-12:30pm and 3pm-7:30pm. Sun 3pm-7pm

Frisco Shop

Stop by the Frisco Shop and purchase all the things you will need to enjoy and experience nature in or around Brescia - they sell snowboards, skateboards, jackets, tents, beanies, sweatshirts and a lot more.
Adresse: Via Antonio Gramsci 11, Brescia
Telefon: +39 030 375 3132
Åpningstider: Mon 3:30pm-7:30pm. Tue-Sat 10am-1pm and 3:30pm-7:30pm

Le Porte Franche

Le Porte Franche shopping centre is located a few minutes drive away from Brescia. If you would like to spend a day strolling around a huge amount of shops, looking for the right piece of clothing, or just sitting down in a cafe away from the busy town, this is the place to go!
Adresse: Via Rovato 44, Erbusco, Brescia
Telefon: +39 030 770 0504
Åpningstider: Mon-Wed & Sat 9am-9pm. Thu-Fri 9am-10pm. Sun 10am-8pm

Libreria Tarantola 1899

A welcoming, beautifully decorated space for book lovers, the Tarantola bookshop offers an impressive selection of volumes spread over two floors, and also works as a literary cafe, serving drinks and organizing cultural events. Sip on a cup of coffee while exploring their shelves or relaxing with a friend, and check their website to make sure you don't miss any interesting event.
Adresse: Via Fratelli Porcellaga 4, Brescia
Telefon: +39 030 493 00
Åpningstider: Mon 3pm-9pm. Tue-Sat 9:15am-12:30pm and 3pm-7:30pm. Sun 4pm-7:30pm

Passport / Visa

Italy can be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens of most European countries, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend contacting the embassy or consulate in your country. International (non-Schengen) travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the Schengen zone. Citizens of Schengen countries can travel without a passport, but must have a valid ID with them during their stay.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Brescia varies according to what you're most interested in. If you're going to focus on sightseeing, wandering around the city, and doing some excursions in the beautiful natural surroundings, choose spring (mid-April to mid-June): the warm, but not too hot climate is best for walking around, even if you might have to endure some rainy days every now and then. Nature will also be at its best. However, if you plan on spending most of your time on the beaches of Lake Garda and Lake Iseo, come during the summer: July and August are the hottest months, and the temperatures can easily rise beyond 30 °C. Summer weather is great for taking refreshing baths, lying in the sun and appreciating the landscape, but it's not the best if you plan to get around a lot. The area will be overcrowded around the festival of Ferragosto (August 15): expect a load of people and higher prices the entire week. Prices also get very high during the New Year's Eve week, especially around the lakes.


Brescia is well connected to the following airports: Gabriele D’Annunzio Airport, Brescia-Montichiari (20 km) Valerio Catullo Airport, Verona (50 km) Orio al Serio Airport, Bergamo (50 km) In front of the airport of Brescia you will find the airport shuttle bus to the city centre. Buy the tickets directly from the bus driver.
Adresse: Aeroporto Brescia-Montichiari, Brescia

Public transport

The easiest way to get around in Brescia is by foot or bus. It is better to buy your bus tickets at news-stands or at some automatic machines before boarding on (the airport shuttle bus is an exception). You can also hire bikes at the Parcheggio Biciclette outside the train station. Check online for bus timetables and seasonal infos on bike hire, at the links below. Brescia is connected with its province by bus (bus terminal SIA in Viale Stazione 14 and bus terminal Autostazione in Via Solferino 6) and local trains.


You can find a taxi rank outside the railway station. Radio Taxi Brixia:
Telefon: +39 030 351 11


You can buy stamps at tobacconists, recognisable by their big letter T on a sign outside. To send a letter, look for red post boxes around town, with "Poste" written on the top of them - they are often located next to tobacconists. Find the main post office at Piazza della Vittoria:
Adresse: Piazza della Vittoria 1, Brescia
Telefon: +39 030 450 16
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri 8:20am-7:05pm. Sat 8:20am-12:35pm.


To find a pharmacy, look for an illuminated green cross sign. Bravi Farmacia BresciaDue is open 24/7:
Adresse: Via San Zeno 95, Brescia
Telefon: +39 030 242 0564
Åpningstider: 24/7


Country code for Italy: +39 Area code, within and outside of Brescia: 030


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