Roberto Baggio was the last name to conquer Brescia. One of the first was Attila the Hun.

Brescia itself was originally called Brixia by the Romans and was an important strategic base for their conquest north.

Sacked by Attila in 452 AD, it spent the next 1500 years as the prize possession of many an Empire that passed through the area.

The Longobards, Franks, Venetians and even Napoleon claimed it and today is best known as the start and finish of the Mille Miglia classic car race every May.

Visitors today should head to Piazza della Loggia which is a splendid example of a Renaissance square. Many great architects contributed to its construction including Palladio of Vicenza fame.

Every May in the middle of the month the classic touring car race the 1000 Miglia leaves Brescia for a week long journey to Rome and back taking in Ferrara, Arezzo, Assisi, Roma, Viterbo, Florence, Modena, Mantova and many other locations in between. short history of 1000 Miglia event here, the official web site:
In April the 3 days of 500miglia touring along villas, castles and charming places of Lake Garda

A Travel Philosophy

Delicious Italy ® is for anyone who wants to visit Italy as we like to experience it; discovering local cultures and food using personal contacts to plan an independent trip. It was once called the Grand Tour.  

Since 2000, we have written over 2500 articles (or blog posts if you prefer) based on our own travels and have tried to hand pick the best Italy visitor experiences we have come across.  

Do leave your comments in our regional guide and blog sections. You can also write to us via our dedicated contact forms or join our mailing list for our latest Italy proposals and news. 

Collabora Con Noi

Dal 2000 proponiamo le offerte turistiche di alta qualità legate al territorio con riferimento in particolare all'enogastronomia.

Abbiamo risposto ad oltre 4000 richieste di informazioni da parte di un pubblico straniero costituito prevalentemente da viaggiatori indipendenti da aziende corporate, DMC, media e press stranieri. Come partner online per chi opera nel settore dei servizi turistici e ricettivi, vi invitiamo a contattarci via l'email    

Delicious Italy
00199 Roma
Piva 11423961009

Back to top