Brescia is a city in the region of Lombardy, situated at the foot of the Alps. It has a population of around 200 000 people. It is close to several large and well known cities: Milan to the west (around 50 minutes by train) and to the east you can find Verona (around 40 minutes by train) and Venice (around 2 hours by train). Another attraction of Brescia is its proximity to the lakes of Garda, the largest lake in Italy, and Iseo.
Although less known than neighbouring cities, Brescia is rich in history. It is an old city that was conquered by the Romans circa 225BC but its history goes back centuries before that. You can feel the historic aura all around the old town and there’s plenty of buildings you can visit for a dive into the past.