Province of Brescia

The province of Brescia, in the eastern part of Lombardy, is certainly among the most evocative and characteristic areas of the entire region. The province of Brescia includes in fact natural places of extraordinary beauty such as Val Camonica, Lake Garda, a "corner of paradise" as Goethe described it in his "Journey to Italy" and the city of Sirmione, already known in ancient times for the its majestic baths. The province of Brescia, the largest in Lombardy, is truly a "wonder of nature", able to embrace numerous historical and artistic realities and unique and uncontaminated natural places. The province includes in total 205 municipalities: among the main ones are the homonymous capital of the province but also the municipality of Sirmione (the "city of the baths"); Desenzano del Garda, a small town that is reflected in the homonymous lake; the town of Salò, a charming town overlooking the shores of the homonymous gulf. Do not forget the small town of Gardone Riviera, which still retains the charm of the old noble residences and the town of Gargnano, a place that has been for centuries among the most famous tourist destinations in Europe. On the characteristics of the territory, the province of Brescia has a total area of ​​over 4 thousand km² and borders to the north with the province of Sondrio, to the west with the province of Bergamo, to the south with the province of Cremona and Mantua and to the east with Veneto and Trentino-Alto Adige.

Island of Loreto - Province of Brescia

Island of Loreto - Province of Brescia (Source: Pom - CC BY SA 2.0)

How to reach the province of Brescia

By car

There are numerous motorway arteries and ring roads in the province of Brescia, which connect the provincial capital and the main localities with the nearby cities of Milan and Cremona in Lombardy but also with the main Italian cities (such as Turin, Venice, Rome and Florence). Among the main highways that cross the territory in the province of Brescia, the A4 ("Serenissima") motorway, which connects Brescia to the cities of Milan, Venice, Turin and Trieste. The A21 motorway connects the province with the cities of Cremona, Piacenza and Turin and the A1 motorway (up to Modena), which leads to the cities of Bologna, Florence and Rome. Please note that the main localities in Lombardy as the capital of Brescia have established the LTZ within its historical center. To avoid long delays in access passages for cars are available parking lots of interchange with public transport, or through the rental service with driver (NCC) offered by Bravodriver.com you can easily and conveniently reach all destinations in the province .

By plane

The province of Brescia is about 50 km from the international airport of "Orio al Serio" in the municipality of Bergamo and about 60 km with the airport "Valerio Catullo" of Verona. The greater the distance with the Milan-Linate airport, which is about 100 km away. The presence of three airports in the vicinity of the territory of Brescia guarantee direct connections not only with the main Italian destinations (Alghero, Bari, Brindisi, Cagliari, Catania, Crotone, Lamezia Terme, Palermo, Pescara, Trapani, Naples and Rome), but also with the most famous European capitals through standard and low cost flights of low cost companies. To reach the city of Brescia from the airport of "Orio al Serio" it is possible to use the Autostradale bus service which guarantees daily connections between the airport and the city of Brescia. From the "Valerio Catullo" airport of Verona to reach the territory of Brescia, the "Aerobus" service of the ATV company that connects the airport with the Verona station is instead recommended. From the Verona railway station there are also numerous connections to the main towns of the province. Instead from Linate, to reach the province of Brescia is recommended the private transport service offered by the company Starfly , which connects the airport to the central train station. From the station there are numerous train connections both with regional routes and high-speed trains.

By train or bus

The entire province of Brescia, located in a strategic position in the Lombardy region, is served by a dense railway network that offers regional, national (Turin, Venice, Florence, Rome and Naples) and international connections, even with "high-speed" routes ". The main railway station of the territory lies in the capital of Brescia, which guarantees direct connections to the city of Milan in about 60 minutes and with Venice in about 75 minutes. The territories of Lake Iseo and Val Camonica can be reached with the Brescia-Iseo-Edolo railway line. The main railway companies present in the Brescia area are Trenitalia, Italo Treno and Trenord. To find timetables, destinations and promotions, it is advisable to visit the website of the transport companies, where it will also be possible to buy the ticket. To reach the province of Brescia by bus, it is possible to use the transport service offered by many private companies of extra-urban buses. Most of the buses that depart service and arrive from the bus station of Brescia, located in via Solferino (adjacent to the train station). From the bus station the Terminal SAIA company offers connections to all the towns in the province.