Italy // Lombardy and the Lakes //


Surrounded by vine-covered hills, the ancient settlement of BRESCIA is a wealthy city, boasting Roman remains, Renaissance squares and a medieval city centre with the outstanding museum complex of Santa Guilia. Yet for all this, it lacks the elegance and charm of other northern-Italian cities and is best visited as a day-trip or to break a journey elsewhere – easy, as the town is well connected by road, rail and bus.