Brescia

Brescia. La Leonessa d’Italia.
“Brescia la forte, Brescia la ferrea, Brescia Leonessa d’Italia beverata nel sangue nemico.”
Ci sono capitato un per caso e un po’ per sbaglio – se devo essere onesto.
Onestamente volevo andare in Svizzera a godermi un po’ di solitudine vista lago, ma alla fine ho cambiato idea e ho pensato che forse la Lombardia ne valeva la pena.
E così è stato: prima Brescia e poi Bergamo; alla scoperta di questo nord Italia che non conoscevo affatto.
Sono rimasto piacevolmente sorpreso dalla pulita linearità di questa città. Dalla sua onesta semplicità.
Belle strade, piazze geometricamente delineate, una metropolitana efficiente: insomma, è stato piacevole trascorrere del tempo a Brescia.

 

Brescia. The Italian Lioness.
Honestly it was not my real intention a vacation in this small city in North Italy.
I wanted to go to Switzerland: I fancied the idea of enjoying the solitude (and the company of myself) facing the lake and drinking tea. But then I changed my plans and here we are.

Brescia lays in the plain region of Lombardia, not so far from Milan.
It is fairly elegant, very plain, easy to walk, lightful: an honest simplicity.
From the ancient ruins of the Roman Age, the Castle to the many beautiful squares and churches, Brescia was indeed a (unexpectedly) pleasant destination.
I suggest you a day in Brescia (not less, not more) because it is really worthy.

Ps: It is called “The Lioness of Italy” owing to the Italian poet (Nobel prize winner) Giosuè Carducci. He gave this ‘nickname’ to the city because in 1849 the people of Brescia fought for 10 days against the Austrians who were occupying all the northern Italian regions.

 

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