Some suggestions for companions
In order to visit Brescia surroundings, we suggest you to go to the railways station, which is also very near to the bus station. Starting from the faculty of Engineering, you can reach the railway station by means of the city bus line called "LAM 1". The bus route and timetable can be found here.
- A trip to Verona.
Verona, capital of the province of the same name, lies at the point where the River Adige emerges from the Alps into the north Italian plain. Verona is notable for its fine Romanesque churches (11th century), but is was also a considerable artistic center in the Renaissance period, particularly in the field of architecture. Among other attractions, you can see: the amphitheater (Arena di Verona), the "Loggia del Consiglio", the "Piazza dei Signori", the House of Giulietta and tombs of the Scaligers.
More information can be found here.
It is possible to reach Verona by train. More informations about trains can be retrieved here.
- A trip to Milan.
Milan (Milano), capital of Lombardy and Italy's second largest city, lies in the northwest of the Po plain at the junction of several important traffic routes from the Alps. Milan is Italy's principal industrial center, its most important railroad junction and its leading banking and commercial city. It was one of the largest silk markets in Europe. Milan is a city of predominantly modern aspect. Even the old town center around the Piazza del Duomo, though it still has many narrow old streets, is traversed by wide arteries radiating in all directions. Among other attractions, tou can see: the Brera Picture Gallery (Pinacoteca di Brera), the Duomo, the Leonardo da Vinci National Museum of Science and Technology (Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnica), the Sant'Ambrogio Churc, the Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci hosted at Santa Maria delle Grazie Churc. More information can be found here.
It is possible to reach Milan by train. More informations about trains can be retrieved here.
- A trip to Sirmione - Garda Lake.
Sirmione is located on the southern shores of Lake Garda, a pretty town near the end of a long peninsula jutting out into the lake from the Southern shoreline. Sirmione was became a Spa Town when in August 1889, a diver came from Venice to lay pipes on Lake Garda's clayish seabed. He was presumably more than a little surprised when a 70 degree sulphurous spring gushed out of the lakebed at him coming from the depths of the earth. Today, there are two Spa's in Sirmione, Terme di Catullo and Vergil. It is possible to reach Sirmione by bus. We suggest you to take the bus at the railway stop (Brescia Via XX Settembre). A time table can be found here.
- Other trips during the week-end.
It is easy to reach some other Italian cities from Brescia, like Venice, Florence or Rome. If you want to organize a trip, we can suggest you to contact this travel agency, located just behind the Faculty of Engineering:
- La Canadienne
Piazzale Luigi Kossuth, 18
Tel. +39 030 20 92 993