Art cities

Brescia

Brescia is dominated by the castle situated on Cidneo hill at the foot of which in the past developed the Roman city. The Capitoline temple, roman theatre, some Domus and a part of the ancient routes that passed through the city are still preserved. Santa Giulia Museum, housed in the Benedictine monastery built by King Desiderio, the last king of the Lombards, encloses and witness hundreds of years to the present day. Since 2011 Brescia was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Noteworthy are also the Piazza Duomo, Piazza Loggia and Piazza Vittoria. From here every year starts the well known and followed Millemiglia, a regularity race for historic cars.

Mantua

Mantua is par excellence the ducal town, home to one of Italy's most beautiful Palaces, located in Piazza Sordello in the heart of the town that is home to the famous room of the spouses  Andrea Mantegna’s masterpiece.

Is is interesting to visit the cathedral by Leon Battista Alberti, the Rotonda di San Lorenzo and its alleys and small squares.

Not far from the city centre you can visit the Palazzo Te, the famous Renaissance palace by Giulio Romano, which houses a museum and temporary exhibitions.

Verona

Home of Romeo and Juliet, attracts visitors from all over the world especially for the poster of the opera that takes place every summer in the Roman amphitheater. Elegant city, rich in history never ceases to amaze for richness of monuments and archaeological sites.

Venice

It does not need any presentation the most romantic city in the world, a treasure trove of art in the open. To discover on foot or rocked by the splendid gondolas or just by the vaporetto Rialto Bridge, St. Mark's Basilica, the Guggenheim and the numerous museums, palaces, streets, alleys and squares. At any time of year there are events like the Biennale, the Venice Film Festival and the Carnival to name only a few.It can be visited in a day by own means or by taking the train from Desenzano and off at the railway station of S. Lucia