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Brescia district guide                                       (Back to Brescia main information page)  

Brescia, in Lombardy, northern Italy is the second largest city in Lombardy, after Milan, with a population of around 200,000.

It is the administrative capital of the Province of Brescia, one of the largest in Italy, with about 1,000,000 inhabitants.

Brescia has been an important regional centre since pre-Roman times and a number of Roman and medieval monuments are preserved.

The historical centre is very attractive with very worth seeing museum and historical Piazzas.

The city is at the centre of the third-largest Italian industrial area, concentrating on mechanical and automotive engineering and machine tools. Its manufactures are woollens, silks, leather, and wine.

The financial sector is also a major employer, and the tourist industry is important as well, given the proximity of Lake Garda, Lake Iseo and the Alps and thanks to the opening of its airport to low cost flights from England and Europe.

Risotto, beef dishes and ?lumacche alla bresciana (snails cooked with parmesan cheese and fresh spinach) are the main gastronomic specialities accompanied by good wines from Botticino, Lugana, and Riva del Garda.




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