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USE IT Brescia_modifiche aprile.indd
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KEBAB STREET - Via Rossovera
Kebab! Is there anything more reinvigorating
after drinking a lot? I bet you can’t think of something better. And here in Brescia, we have a whole
street dedicated to kebab shops. You can find them
close to the centre, right in the middle of the nightlife strip.
RUA CONFETTORA 17 - Rua Confettora 17
Managed by a young clerk, Daniela, this little
shop is a heaven for design objects and special
graphic design books, both recent publications and
classical editions (by Italian master Bruno Munari
for example). Have a look at the furniture and experimental handmade or limited edition jewels too.
Simply amazing stuff that enriches your life or the
one of your friends, if you’re looking for an original
present.
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WORLD GATHERING - Via San Faustino 22
When you feel like saving the world, get in
here. La Bottega dei Popoli is not just a fair trade
shop but it has much more to offer like organic
products, recycled bags, vegan shoes, nickel free lipsticks and handmade wooden toys.
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MARKET SQUARE - Piazza Mercato
In this square you’ll find stalls selling food almost 365 days a year. “Piadina”, “casoncelli”, typical Brescian cheeses... You know, our cheeses are
actually very good and we export them everywhere
in the world! Try “bagòss”: it has a strong taste that
goes perfectly with some honey. Just a little tip!
POPE VS EMPEROR - Corso Mameli
Mostasù (big face) is an unfinished stony
mask from the Late Middle Ages. It testifies of a
cruel episode for Brescia during the continuous
fight between Guelf, loyal to the Pope, and Ghibelline, faithful to the Emperor. When Ghibelline conquered the city he swore to destroy its walls and
cut off the nose of all the citizens: arghhh! Luckily
the Holy See legate and a great amount of money
lightened up his vile character. So the Emperor just
cut off the statues’ nose as the Mostasù shows.
SHOPPING STREET
Corso Palestro e Zanardelli
Corso Palestro and Zanardelli are Brescia’s
shopping streets par excellence. Every single
building houses a store and there’s nearly everything: books, shoes, glasses, videogames perfumes… We don’t fall short of bars and restaurants too. After all, we’re Italians! Look for some
strange stores, like the one that sells only “mozzarella” (silly Italians!).
TORRE DELLA PALLATA - Corso Mameli
Palizzata (palisade) is the name of this 32 meters tall tower. Its function was to defend the city
from enemies that arrived from the south-west.
Later on, when criminals were caught inside the
city, they were imprisoned. At the bottom there is
a fountain with four allegorical statues: the main
rivers of Brescia, the Mella and the Garza, Armed
Brescia and Triton.
MUSSOLINI’S TASTE - Piazza Vittoria
This square was built in the Fascist era, destroying part of the Medieval district of Carmine.
There are two notable buildings: the palace of postal services and the Torre della rivoluzione (tower of
revolution). At the base of the tower there’s a bas
relief picturing memorable moments of Brescian
history: the winged goddess of victory (symbolizing the Roman empire), King Desiderius, Arnaldo da
Brescia, Berardo Maggi, Saints Faustino and Giovita,
Romanino and Moretto, the Ten Days of Brescia,
First World War and the Fascist era. Note: every
second Sunday of the month the square is set up as
a marketplace for antique dealers.
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BRESCIAN TASTE - Via Tresanda San Nicola 13
At Osteria San Francesco you can try different kinds of polenta and beans or “spiedo”. Have it
with baked potatoes and polenta.
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CASONCELLI - Piazza Rovetta
We know you like pasta so this is your heaven! Pastaio Franzoni makes fresh handmade pasta
every morning. If you go and look in early enough
in the morning, you can actually see them at work.
Obviously there is a large choice of pasta; definitely
try “casoncelli” and remember: pasta is a serious
matter!
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CLICK CLICK CLICK - Via San Faustino 11
Right in the Carmine quarter, you will find a
small cute museum of photography. It has a weird
timetable and is basically mostly open on weekends. But if you’re lucky, a photographer will let you
in and explain the origins and intricate details of the
collection of cameras, all for free! Definitely have a
look at the camera machine gun with 6000 shutter
clicks in a minute!
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I BOOK - Contrada Carmine 16
Books can take you everywhere: so, grab one
at Io Libro and embark on an instant adventure!
And what’s better than a good book? A 1€ book!
They literally have a cart full of them... Go for it and
invest in some Italian readings. It’s time for you to
learn to read and speak our beautiful language!
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EAT INSIDE THE BOX
Contrada del Carmine 23
Box is a welcoming, cozy place and it has a very particular interior design: the furniture is chic but a little
bizarre, like the hot air ballon or the mannequin. Its
name recalls the sensation of being in a real glass box:
you can see people passing by, yet it feels like home.
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THE MOST PRICEY BUT NOT EXPENSIVE
Contrada Pozzo dell’Olmo 14/16
Da Franco’s motto is “No ai bar abbeveratoi”, i. e.
“Drinking is not just to get easily drunk”. So you can
only imagine the quality of the cocktails! Tell Franco
your preference of sweet, bitter or sour and he’ll mix
you a unique cocktail.
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HOUSE OF THE COMMONS
Via Fratelli Bandiera 10 C
Formerly a Communist Party headquarters, Casa del
Popolo is now a restaurant that has good quality local food and table wine! They regularly host acoustic concerts and expositions of alternative artists.
The owner Beppe can entertain you by describing
the history of the neighbourhood, when there were
still ladies waiting on the corners of the streets.
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LOOKING FOR NIGHTLIFE?
Via delle Battaglie, 54
Surely Elda Pirleria is the most in vogue bar of
this year! As all the cool bars it has its signature
aperitif drink of which nobody knows the recipe:
il Mascetti, white or red. The place is a mix of refinement, with the bartenders all wearing suspenders, and simplicity with a neat blackboard
and a flask hanging on the counter.
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BIG PINK PANTHER
Piazzetta Vescovado 20
Pink, Pink and Pink again. Sir Dodo, the owner of
Sormani, must have a soft spot for this colour.
If you are short of money, Sormani offers you
the cheapest meal in town: 2,5 € for a sandwich,
a bottle of water and a coffee! Be prepared: if
Dodo is inspired while you are there, something
weird could happen. Like smashing ice cubes,
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NEW BUT BOMBED - Piazza Paolo VI
Right next to the Old Cathedral stands the
New Renaissance one, and together they form
an astonishing clash and contrast of styles. The
new one is much more majestic, solemn and tall
though. After the cathedral was destroyed by
bombings during the Second World War, its “cupola”, the third largest in Italy, was rebuilt some
years later. But you can still find some marks
of the war on the walls. At the top of the dome,
there’s the statue of Paolo VI (Giovanbattista
Montini), the Brescian Pope... Habemus Papam!
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LOCAL MIND - Via Porta Pile 3
It’s incredible how a porch can make a place so
relaxing. At Mentelocale you can have lunch, aperitif,
dinner and after dinner, with digestif liquors made
from herbs, like Braulio. Try the buffet: fresh salad,
grilled vegetables, cheese and ham for a good price!
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POLENTA PARTY - Via Porta Pile 1B
“Polentù” is an insult towards the people living in the North of Italy and it means a person who
eats a great amount of “polenta”, which is a very
typical cornmeal mush. In Polentone this tradition,
usually enjoyed during Sunday meals with different
kinds of meat, has become a daily opportunity! To
wash the food down a good selection of artisan beer
is offered; if you are in a hurry you can take it away.
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WRINKLED CATHEDRAL
Piazza Paolo VI
Maybe the coolest place in Brescia? Well,
that’s difficult to say but it certainly has a
fine charm thanks to its rare and unique circular design, which emphasizes the archaic
structure of the cathedral. Il Duomo Vecchio
(the Old Cathedral) holds some of our best
works by Moretto, a Brescian painter of ‘500.
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GALLERIA MININI - Via Apollonio 68
Since 1973, Galleria Minini has been the best
gallery in Brescia to see Contemporary Art exhibits.
A sort of white flag on the street will show you the
entry; inside you can find works of Conceptual Art,
Minimal Art and Arte Povera, an artistic movement
which uses “poor” and recycled materials. If you are
lucky you can find some art magazines for free.
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OH MARTHA, I LOVE YOU CAN’T
YOU SEE? - Piazzetta Tito Speri 11
...these are Tom Waits’ words, not ours. Anyway,
the outside of Martha is gorgeously decorated,
with window boxes, delicate flowers on the
fences and hanging bulb lights, creating the best
atmosphere during our sultry summer nights.
Martha has a lot to offer inside also: local artisan
beers, organic wines and the very famous “cotoletta” (escallop), everything in a cozy feeling.
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LIMONARE
Once upon a time, in Lombardy pedlars
sold lemons in couples. So when people saw
couple of lovers, they called them “limoni”
(lemons). In no time the verb “limonare”
started to stand for the act of kissing. Look
for lemons on the map to find the best kissing spots!
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REPUBBLICA
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FASHION: BETWEEN EXTREMISM
AND BLASPHEMY
We all know that Italy is admired worldwide for fashion. However it sometimes
seems that Italians have problems regarding clothes and style. It’s common to come
across men from the countryside with horrible taste, the proper Italian “tamarro”. On the
other hand we cannot neglect the extremists
who shower themselves from head to toe
showing off all their famous designer brands
such as Prada, D & G and Gucci. The Italian
term for these people is “fighetto”.
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INVISIBLE PARTIES
Brescia is not much of a party town
yet, but of course there are many good clubs.
But the real cool stuff are the pop-up parties
in strange locations all over town. The locations are always changing, so we can’t put
them on this map, but just Google or Facebook
your way to Sparta. Nel Bosco, Unibs Shot
Party, Silent Party, ESN Brescia, Rehab - best
hip hop in town, Bragging.
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FOOD PART II
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Thought the food topic was over?
Are you kidding? Coming to Italy is like a
wedding banquet everyday: you know more
or less when you’ll be sitting down but it’s
impossible to know when dinner will be
over! Try these Brescia specialties: (see
13) “casoncelli”, vegetable soup, “manzo
all’olio”, “capretto alla bresciana”...
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IF YOU THINK ABOUT ITALY...
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You’ll think of food of course! EveryI
where you’ll hear the Italian passion and
pride surrounding Italian cuisine. “Spiet con
la polenta”, a famous winter dish around
here, is a 7 hours roasted skewered meat
with cornmeal mush. This highly appraised
meal is eaten at big events and served when
friends get together. We shouldn’t say this
but when you know the owner of the restaurant, the meat served could be of “osei”
(small birds) which by the way is illegal...
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LANGUAGE MISHMASH
Italy is young, even if we have the oldest President of the Republic in the world.
Given its recent unification, the language diversity is overwhelming! In the 1960’s most
of the people learnt italian from TV. If you
speak with an old, not very educated person,
you’ll hear a very strange language like an
aspirated French spoken by a caveman. A
fast brescian vocabulary lesson: “fes” and
“stra” means “a lot” and “in parte a” is used
as “alongside of” even if in Italian it would
literally means “a part of”.
NEVER STOPPING PIZZA
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fancy a bite to eat? Remember that in Italy
you won’t find night shops. The tradition
here is to have a “piadina” or go to the “putrido” (rotten) for a taste of oily pizza.
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APERITIF-TIME!
No matter what you’ve done during
the day, whether you’ve worked, studied or
done nothing all day long, after 18:00. it’s
time for an “aperitivo” or in slang “un ape”
with your company. Ape comes in all sorts!
Have it with small side dishes like “pizzette”, olives, chips or peanuts. In Brescia
we don’t say Spritz like the rest of Italy... we
call it Pirlo. Remember to choose between
Campari (red, bitter and stronger) or Aperol
(orange, sweeter and less alcoholic).
PHARMACY
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In the North we are apparently cold
with emotion, so much that foreigners
sometimes hardly believe we’re Italian. This
is true in a way but not regarding kisses!
To say hi and bye here in Brescia, you have
to give three kisses starting from the left
cheek. So don’t hang out with a lot of people, otherwise you’ll spend half of the time
kissing. This is what we do!
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FOLLOW THE RHYTHM
One very important thing for meeting
the locals is actually meeting the locals!
Remember this: when going out for drinks
in bars you should arrive around 22:00 and
leave around 1:00. While clubbing surprisingly starts at 1:00 till 4:00. So, if you want to
enjoy don’t be late!
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MILLE MIGLIA
“The most beautiful race in the world”.
said Enzo Ferrari, the founder of the Ferrari
motor racing team. Since 1927 a thousand
miles car race from Brescia to Rome and
back, passing through the cities of Ferrara,
Ravenna, Bologna and Florence with millions of spectators along the route. The Mille
Miglia is competition, collaboration, teamwork but also rain, dust, helmets and huge
glasses. In mid May, Brescia welcomes it
with its thousand of historical cars. In those
days you can accidentally drive side by side
with them and being amused you risk to get
distracted and maybe have a car accident
with them... Beware!
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Take a break and enjoy the beauty of Brescia. Situated between the famous flamboyant city of Milan and medieval Verona. Brescia is a sweet
combination of the two that captures the cool calming city vibe.
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SQUARDEN – Piazzetta Tito Speri
It’s supposed to be a square but actually
it’s more like a garden. In 1848, during the Dieci
Giornate (Ten Days), the atmosphere was quite
the opposite of a lovely place. The Brescian patriots set up a barricade here against the Austrian troops. The statue in the middle is dedicated
to the hero of that battles, Tito Speri, who was
executed right after.
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OUR VENICE - Piazza Loggia
If you feel like you’re in Venice it’s because its architectural style was adopted in
Brescia to build Palazzo della Loggia, the political power building. On the east side you’ll find
a statue of two famous Brescian crazy dwarfs
holding a hammer, who at every hour swing back
and fourth to sound the bells. The main square
of Brescia is a great place to socialize and soak
up the Italian culture: rallies, summer concerts
and the Saturday market. At the east end of the
square, during an antifascist manifestation on
the morning of 28th May 1974, a bomb killed 8
people and wounded another hundred. When
you pass, read the commemorative stone and
show some respect.
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RESTAURANT STREET- Via Beccaria
So many restaurants, so many types of
food... Via Beccaria is something you won’t forget
easily! Take your pick between authentic restaurants like popular Portuguese Vasco De Gama, local
Italian Locanda dei Guasconi or Oste Sobrio (good
place for both aperitif and dinner). They are kind of
pricey, so be prepared!
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BREAD, PIZZA AND BEYOND
Via Musei 18
Forneria il Pane is one of the most ancient
bakery in Brescia. They’re well known for their quality and taste! You’re going to enjoy some of the
most tasteful breads, pizzas, paninis, flat breads,
biscuits and a lot more.
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IF AN ARTICLE MATTERS
Corso Zanardelli 9
By now, you’ve probably learnt that Brescia’s inhabitants are quite proud and stubborn. We’ve
always been that way. An example of this was
the approach we took with the Teatro il Grande
(theater “the Great”), built in honor of Napoleon
who didn’t even come to the premiere. We were
so appalled by this, that we decided to change
the name of the theater in Teatro Grande (big
theater). Open your eyes: the theater is almost
hidden under the porticoes in Corso Zanardelli
and you may not notice it.
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This bar invites you to enjoy life: pay attention to details and aesthetics. There’s no selection, no dress code: if you like it, just stay here.
You can also buy the furniture if you are in the
mood!
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KILLED AND BURNED - Piazzale Arnaldo
Arnaldo was a monk who called on the
Church to give up its property. In answer, the Papacy hanged him and burned him posthumously
throwing his ashes into the Tiber River. In 1882,
after the collapse of Papal temporal powers, we
erected this statue.
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ARNALDO’S TOAST - Piazzale Arnaldo
Under Arnaldo da Brescia’s blessing, lots of
“fighetti” (see the “Act like a local” section) gather at Piazzale Arnaldo square to have an aperitif
or to get ready to go clubbing. Bars here are very
different and all tastes can be satisfied: from the
Cuban one known as Bodeguita to the cheapest
one like Da Rita, from Cakao with its fashionable
style, to il Granaio, an old style local with class
and good deal buffet, Pirlo included.
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CHAMPAGN...ONE - Via Tosio 25
The most famous local cocktail in town?
Here you are: lo Champagnone. Everybody
likes it and so will you. Its recipe it’s a mistery for everybody. Its light orange colour and
refined & fresh taste will win you over. It was
invented by Beppe Viselli, who owned this bar
and worked here until he was eighty years old.
In the rare case you disliked it, don’t dare to
say it in public... You’ll be exiled from Brescia!
Any weather - rainy day, zero degrees included - you’ll find a lot of people outside the bar.
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THRIFT SHOP? - Via Trieste 43
Why don’t you try something new? Minimarket isn’t your usual secondhand clothing
store... It’s becoming more and more famous
among the young people because they revisit
vintage clothing and adapt them to the current
fashion; then they fix them to fit you perfectly,
so their clothes become unique and exclusive.
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SWINGS! - Piazza Tebaldo Brusato 24
Have you ever eaten or drunk on a swing?
It’s not comfortable at all, but it is quite an experience! Manifesto Futurista also displays various works of art by local artists !
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WWW.ROMAN.BS - Via Musei
Everybody knows Verona’s Roman Amphitheater. Nice try, but
we are not jealous as we have the largest
Roman archaeological site of Northern Italy
right in the centre of Brescia! Even if we do
not appraise it enough, the Roman Temple,
dedicated to the Emperor Vespasian, was
recently restored so you can enjoy its beautiful mosaics. Excavations are still going on,
trying to restore the Roman Republican era
temple underneath... and again this is Italy,
layer after layer.
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CORNER - Corso Magenta 2
A special mention needs to be addressed to
Coin. Yes, it’s a chain store and you’ve probably
already heard of its products... It’s a four floors
building: on the first one you can find bags and
cosmetics. The second and the third floor can
satisfy male and female clothes desires, displaying a selection of all the best brand. It’s also
a cornerstone of young social life: kids from high
school often meet here.
HOLY MUSEUM - Via Musei 81
Think of a monastery built over the
Roman city centre. That’s Santa
Giulia, our city museum. If you want to dig
into our city history this is a must, with no
doubt. It’s a bit hidden and on first impression it may seem a bit insignificant but the
inside will blow your mind. The remarkable
ivory Lipsanoteca and the Aphrodite-Victory
bronze statue alone make a visit worthwhile.
LITTLE RASCAL - Corso Cavour 3
Are you starving? Fancy a quick slice of
pizza to take away? The slices are roughly one
sixth of a pizza but they will break your hunger
in half! And Birbes is near the shopping street,
so it’s very easy to continue your shopping after
a break...
BRAVEST BRESCIAN - Castello
The castle walls stand as tall and bold
as they did in the fourteenth century. It’s encircled in pure white clothes and its wisdom
permeates through the two museums hosted
there. It’s a perfect place for a romantic stroll
on a warm summer afternoon, thanks to the
breathtaking scenery which will transport you
to another era.
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BLACK SHEEP - Corso Cavour 8
In Gelateria Pecora Nera they have a choice
of “pozzetti” (a display that conceals the gelato
from sight). This can only means two things:
either there is something to hide or a treasure
to preserve. Aside from most classical flavours,
it has some of the strangest tastes you’ve ever
imagined, like “pumpkin stracciatella” and “gorgonzola” (blue cheese).
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WOOD FROM ITALY - Via Einaudi 21
Looking for high-quality, minimal, men’s
clothing made in Italy? You’ll find it at Wooden.
Inventive shirts, beautiful shoes and innovative jackets are sold here. Everybody knows the
famous Italian stylists, but we think our true
culture comes from these boutiques with their
limited, always different series of tees produced
nearby. Don’t be afraid! The “wooden” in the
name of the brand concerns the furniture and
not the clothes!
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MADDALENA MOUNTAIN
At east of the city stands the Maddalena Mountain. A good place for all you fitness
fanatics. Whether you’re cycling or running,
the mountain challenges you with a real work
out. In the summer the Maddalena is swarmed
with fitness freaks from all over the region. And
when the air is suffocating in the city, the cool
breeze will comfort you.
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RIDE THE BIKE - Via Mario 30
La Bicicletta is a historic place in the town
centre, well-known for its great cocktails. So, if
you arrive a bit later after the opening hour (often
around 22:00), you’ll have to stay outside: it’s always crowded, and often you won’t find a spot to
sit. Don’t miss the bathroom, all covered in mirrors, where you can listen to some chants of Italian Alpine troopers!
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BEDONT - Via Lipella 8
“Gelato” is not your usual ice cream: it’s
artisan-made and a pretty special thing here. It
works like a charm in summer but basically anytime’s good for a gelato and... Bedont is a longestablished gelato heaven in Brescia. Their fruit
flavored gelato is without milk, it’s very light and
tastes more like a fruit mousse.
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CONCRETE BOX
Via Crocifissa di Rosa 113
Placed in a brand new modern building, not far
from the centre of the town, Bedussi is a very
cool place to taste gelato, water ice, lemon sorbet and even pastries... Try them all, they are
marvellous! Eat them while sitting on a bench
or walking at the public garden next to the shop.
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UNDER THE SKIN
Wanna see the misterious side of the city?
What can be better than discover the hidden rivers, millraces and passages which
traced the changes of Brescia? The association Brescia Underground has this as its mission. A glass-tempered manhole cover allows
you to observe the flow of the hidden rivers.
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DLQ - Via Stretta 75
Dietro Le Quinte, best known as DLQ (pronounced as “di elle cu”), is one of the trendiest discos in town. On Fridays and Saturdays it’s always
crowded. Prices are a bit high, about 15 €, but a
cocktail is included. On the other hand on Fridays
DLQ is often full of uni students, high school boys
and girls usually hang out there on Saturdays.
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BACCHUS WAS HERE - Via Sabotino 27
It has been called “la buca” (the hole) for
15 years but Buca di Bacco has become a second
home for most customers! Open every day from
breakfast to aperitif, from lunch time till night.
You cannot miss the one liter beer Thursday, the
Sunday aperitif with the formula “You drink only
if you eat!” and the meter of shots.
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MAGICAL MUSICAL - Via S. Angela Merici 15
Pelizzari is the place for musicians, particularly the guitarists. They have a great variety
of instruments, second-hand and new, at the
cheapest prices in town! And the quality is incredible! Enrico, the owner, and his dad are very
helpful and funny: they will help you with every
problem you might encounter... So, if you’ve forgotten your guitar at home but still want to impress the Italian girls, this is your place!
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VROOM VROOM - Viale Bornata 123
As you already understood from our
cover, Mille Miglia is kind of a big thing
around here. It was called “the most beautiful race in the world” by Enzo Ferrari (founder
of Ferrari). Obviously we had to find a way
to celebrate the race all year long and not
only in May (month in which the race starts
and ends). So we opened The Mille Miglia
museum! Placed in a beautiful cloister, the
museum displays vintage racing cars, pilot
helmets, clothes used at the time and so on.
Don’t miss the gift shop, dedicated to gadget
and objects regarding the race!
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RARE MEAT - Via Zima 9
We are so intrusive that we’ll plan your
night for you. On Thursday around 10 p.m. go
to Seconda Classe. Go upstairs and order a bison steak or some ribs, then go downstairs and
enjoy the loud live music which starts at midnight. If it’s overcrowded and impossible to go
down, have a look around the corner. This is
Area Docks, a well decorated, high-class shoprestaurant-club. Now go back to Seconda Classe
and dance as if you have mad cow’s disease.
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HD PIXELS - Viale Venezia 36
Fancy a custom made t-shirt? Try Pixel!
For about 12 € per shirt, you can choose whatever you want to put on it. Logos, faces, pictures,
mottos... Your choice! They are waiting for your
call... And who knows? Maybe yours will be the
next must-have shirt. Your move!
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If you’re looking for cheap pizza, don’t
miss Pizzeria Smeraldo. The quality is good
(obviously, this is Italy) and it has the most
affordable prices in town! This place is also
a hotel, so if you’re are here with your date...
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CODENAME: APT 28 - Via XX Settembre 28
Boysloft opened in 1998 as a street wear
shop for a young public interested in music, art
and design. Since 1988 it has offered an informal, mixed style with brands, from some of the
most influential fashion brands to local ones.
Even if you don’t buy anything, just enter and be
struck by the colors of the shop.
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BORGO WÜHRER - Viale Della Bornata 46
At the gates of Brescia, there’s a renewed
locals complex, settled near to the oldest beer
factory in Italy, Wührer. Aside from the brewery (beers, typical german food and a lot more)
you can find other locals; for example there’s
a Jamaican bar called Kynky’s specialized in
exotic cocktails based on rum, or Da Nacio, a
winery... This is a beautiful spot especially in
summer, where you can hang out on the lovely
square, just opposite this place!
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Located at the top of the hill, Cidneo, and
in the most peaceful site of the town next to the
Castle, the Chalet has a lot of tables inside and
outside. Besides the view, come here for cocktails and milkshakes! Your eyes will be so busy
admiring the view that you could forget you’re
in a cool bar.
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MUSIC DAIRY SHOP - Via Ducos 10
More than 1 million members, more than
5000 associations... Not Impressed? ARCI
stands for Italian Cultural Recreational Association. In Brescia too you can find a lot of
bars or clubs associated with ARCI. To get into
them, at the entrance you have to get an annual member card (around 10 €). If you want
to milk some ideas or listen to a great Italian
or local artist, try Latteria Molloy (Dairy Shop
Molloy). For some artists you’d better arrive
there on time! Nearby for a soireé, soothe your
thirst with a glass of local wine at EnOsteria,
again using your brand new ARCI card.
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GREEN MEDIEVAL APERITIF
Largo Torrelunga, 7
Immersed in a wonderful playground and park,
Mondo Liquido is a restaurant and bar with one
of the best offers for an aperitif, with several and
very different salty appetizers as polenta or rice.
Have some rest here especially during summertime, you can sit and look at the green area all
around. Notice the ancient walls established in
the Medieval era, as third defensive wall, marking the perimeter of Brescia until the end of the
nineteenth century.
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An avant-garde cinema right in the middle
of Carmine the most recently trendy quarter. Programming a lot of niche movies (even international
ones!) it’s the cheapest movie theater you’ll find
around here... And Nuovo Eden isn’t only a theater,
in fact they have a lot of different themed nights:
jazz nights, art exhibitions and so on... If you’re interested, check out www.nuovoeden.it.
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Pizza. Who doesn’t know what a pizza is?
Come on, it’s Italy’s gift to mankind. A lot of pizzerie
in Brescia are really really good. But why don’t you
try for yourself? We recommend La Lampara for the
pizza with buffalo mozzarella. It’s delicious!
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From late May ‘till September, Molo 3 has its
door open for those craving to dance in an open-air
club with trees and a big tent to hide from random
rain showers. Wednesdays = Latin-American music
whereas Fridays and Saturdays have house-commercial music accompanied by a saxophone!
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Rock, afro, dubstep... Originally a rock place,
Latte più Live caters to every crowd! Every week
there are at least two live bands. The prices range
from 5 € to 15 €. After every concert, two dj sets are
waiting for you...
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The party animals all meet here! Disco Volante is
the only place where you can keep dancing until
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member of the association for 10 €, paying a small
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“Piadina” is not so common outside Italy. It’s
a typical Italian food from Romagna. The name
itself was given by one of the greatest Italian poets: Giovanni Pascoli. You can fill this disc of dough
with nearly every ingredient you like: cheese, ham,
salad... The best place in town for piadina is Amarcord, like the title of Fellini’s movie. All the other
ones are good too, so try it whenever you get the
opportunity!
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The offer of BEFeD is simple but very good: finger-licking roasted chicken, cooked on a spit. Share
half a chicken with a friend... It’s delicious, trust us.
Try their baked potatoes on the side, along with a
crafted beer... Cheers!
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From Bar La Torre you will have an amazing
view of the castle. But what is important here is
the youth vibe that you can feel at every hour of
the day, thanks to the proximity to the University and the partnership with clubs. Good place
for a pre-disco party .
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Established in 1998, and since that very moment, Circus Beat Club became the benchmark for
every disco in town. Its secret is simple: diamondMME
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Sustainability is the key word of Bistrò Popolare; natural and simple meals, work ethic and
popular prices are the main characteristics of this
restaurant. This is a non-profit restaurant managed
with taste by a social cooperative company. If you
need to save some money, just check in here, and a
have a very good meal at a very little price.
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Freccia Rossa is the biggest mall in town! This
is the home of a range of known brands as Zara and
Swarovski. And if you need a break from shopping,
there’s a restaurant corner with nearly every type
of food you can think of! From a nice “piadina” to
sushi, you have endless choice. And to finish the
evening there’s a cinema too, with films dubbed in
Italian. Maybe you’ll learn our beautiful language!
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Carmen Town evidently derives its name
from the neighbourhood and the most famous
London quarter Camden Town. Events take
place here almost every day of the week: from
jazz to rock, classical music and sometimes
even dj-sets. Carmen Town offers more than
just music, passing from art expositions to a selection of typical dishes and wines.
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Museums are closed on Mondays. Most Bars
are closed on Mondays and during the week
are open until 1:00-2:00. Most shops are
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Bike Rental and repair service:
Viale Stazione 51a / Mon to Fri 7:30-19:30
/ Sat 7:00-13:40 / Sun and holiday closed.
Phone 030 3061224.
Price: 2 hours 1 €; 5 hours 2 €; 1 day 4 €.
Parking: 24 hours a day, safekeeping price 1
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2400357 / [email protected]
Mon to Sun 9:00 - 13:00 / 13:30 - 17:30 / City
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BIKE SHARING
Brescia has its bike sharing system called
Bicimia. Exploited by the locals, you can impress us if you will use it as well. The procedure is a little bit complicated but it’s still
manageable. It’s well-used because if the
bike is returned at one of the stations within 45 minutes you will not pay anything!
You can do it here at the same office where
you can get informations about the public
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Brescia is small enough to go on foot or by
bike. The infopoint is in Piazza Loggia, 13:
Mon to Sat 9:00-18:30. You can use the
same ticket for 75 minutes on metro and
bus (Zone 1). Buy it for 1,40 € in a metro
station or newspaper shop. For bus ticket
Zone 1+2 the price is 1,90 €, 2 € if you buy on
the bus. 24 hours ticket costs 3,00 €, only metro
and bus in Zone 1. Carnet 10 tickets: 13,00 €.
www.bresciamobilita.it
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GET TO THE CITY
From Orio al Serio Airport (BGY): take Autostradale bus ticket, 10 rides per day, 12 €. Or
take the bus A1 Airport to the train station,
15 min, 2 € and then take the train to Brescia,
1 hour, about 5 €. From Malpensa Airport
(MXP): take a train or bus to Milano Central
Station, about 10 €. Then take a regional train
7 €. From Verona Airport (VRN): take a bus to
Verona Porta Nuova Station from 6:30. Untill
23:00, approx. every 20 min, 5 €. Then go by
train, 1 hour, about 6,50 €.
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WHAT A VIEW
You are late... Two thousand years ago, clever
noblemen already settled their villas here.
At the very end of the Sirmione peninsula,
a real explosion of nature happens before
your eyes: the waves of the lake, the wind
and the mountains with their snowy peaks.
Here you’ll find the remains of the Grotte di
Catullo, a natural thermal bath, a XIII century
Castle and the Prehistoric Pile dwellings!
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THE BEGINNING
Before silicon valley, everything started here
in Capodiponte. Now we have tablets, apps,
graphic design, etc… but the need to communicate dates back to thousands of years
ago. Check out the 104 rocks with thousands of figures carved out. They date back
from the Neolithic period to the Iron Age. No
wonder it was established as the first Italian World Heritage site in 1955. Approx. 4 €.
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WINTER KING
It’s true: the sea is not very close but in
winter, we get the last laugh! Modern and
contemporary ski resorts are in abundance!
And this for no longer than a two-hour drive
or three-hour by train. From snow parks to
ski school for beginners, cheap apartments
to clubs... You name it, we’ve got it! For all
you ski lovers: Adamello is the biggest ski
resort and you can get there by taking the
train Trenord at the train station to the very
end to Edolo (approx. 8 €) and then a bus
to Ponte di Legno (approx. 2 €) and feel the
snow!
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FRESHWATER
Italy = Sea. Brescia doesn’t have it but instead we have three wonderful lakes for
swimming in refreshing water, sunbathing on stony beaches or simply enjoying
the view. In the East there’s Lake Garda,
the biggest lake in Italy with the biggest
summer amusement park, Gardaland. In
the North-East you’ll find Lake Idro and in
the West Lake Iseo, with the largest lake
island not only in Italy, but also in South
and Central Europe. You can reach all the
lakes in 40 minutes by train or bus for approximately 2 €!
Brescia’s origins go back as far as the Bronze Age.
Known as Brixia, we were already a capital of the Cenomani Gauls population! Even back then we were already important!
Under control of Rome (who wasn’t by the way?), we obtain the privileged Roman citizenship and some cool buildings.
Brescia was ruled by the Lombards who considered it the capital of the surrounding duchies. In this period important churches and civic buildings were
erected, like the Santa Giulia complex (see 40).
We get governed by Charlemagne and the Franks, s’il vous plait!
Independence! We build a new section of the city walls, the Old Cathedral
and the Broletto town hall. You see: just leave us alone and we work quite efficiently!
Brescia is part of the Republic of Venice, which was flourishing economically,
culturally and architecturally. Well, a little help can be welcome sometimes...
As Brescia lies on major European thoroughfares, it‘s often invaded by foreign troops until Napoleon’s Army arrives and puts its flag.
After Austrian domination, the city is annexed to the Kingdom of Italy
after the memorable “Ten Days” of Brescia battle in 1848. After this battle we
become the “Leonessa d’Italia” (lioness of Italy).
Industry brings the city tremendous wealth and prestige, to the point that
an entire second city, imaginatively named Brescia 2, springs up on the south
side of the city’s original boundaries.
The site “Longobards in Italy. Places of the Power (568-774 A.D.)” makes it
unto the World Heritage list of UNESCO. Look for this symbol at pin 39 and 40.
We become a metropolitan city with our metro running under and above us!
It has no driver, is rather small, is illuminated as daylight and is very clean up
till now!
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III cenTury BC
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BRESCIA IS LOVELY BUT ITS SURROUNDINGS ARen’T LESS ENCHANTING: LAKES,
MOUNTAINS, ARCHEOLOGICAL SITES, HISTORICAL CITIES AND MUCH MORE!!!
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Lio Bar offers two concerts per week, on Tuesdays and Fridays, starting from about 23:00. International and local bands. Free entrance. Even a
couple of pinball machines! What else can we say
to convince you to give this place a shot? Trains! It’s
set on rails, so don’t forget you can’t stay there over
6 or a train may run you over! It’s a must among
youngsters of Brescia...
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RESISTANCE - Via Industriale 10
Since November 15th 1993 we have a
squatted building like all the cool cities. Magazzino 47 is a self-managed social space where
anti-capitalists meet and socialize! Every
Wednesday they host an independent radio
called Radio Onda D’Urto (99.6 Mhz), which organises the biggest and most famous Summer
Festival in town: “La Festa della Radio” which is
held in mid-August.
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