BRESCIA ….BRESCIA ….
Brescia is one of the largest and most
populated territory in Lombardy which
is the richest region in Italy.
There are many different economic
attivities based on agriculture,
industries, services and constructions.
Most of workers are employed in
services and industrial sectors.
The rate of foreigners is higher than
the Italian average thanks to the job
opportunities offered until a few years
Unemployed rate is now about 8,4%.
3.8 3.8 3.4
Vines and olive trees
Agricolture sectors and their PIL in
There are quality certified production
area near the lakes (Franciacorta.
Valtenesi ) and various DOC wines such
as Botticino, Cellatica, Cortefranca,
The viticulture is considered the most important
agricultural sector of the food system Brescia.
The wines of our land are world
famous for their quality and there are
different types: red, white, rosé and
The Garda area plays
an important role
involving a large
number of businesses
The territory of Brescia is leader in the production
of extra virgin olive oil in the Lombardy region,
with its 26 active companies. .
OLIVE OIL PRODUCTIONOLIVE OIL PRODUCTION
CUTLERY / TAPS
About 37.00 out of 122,000 companies are the active
manifacturing and construction companies in the province of
Most of the them are small or medium, usually family run.
CUTLERY / TAPS
once they were very important ,
but now due to the crisis many of
them have moved abroad
also known known for manufacturing shooting
clothes and accessories
The building industry is very important in Brescia: there are
thousands of small building companies and their qualified and
experienced workers are appreciated both in Italy and abroad.
However during the last years many companies have gone
bankrupt due to the crysis.
Commerce is an important economic activity in the area of Brescia, with its 26.000 firms in the
whole territory (6.000 only in the town of Brescia)
The number of small size shops has been decreasing during the last years, while the number of
large size shops and shopping centres has increased.
The most important shopping centres are:
Services companies mainly refer to
BANKS : there are about 950 units spread in the territory,
most of them are branches of small banks such as CREDITO COOPERATIVO or the
local UBI BANCA
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Transport : the tube
THE TUBETHE TUBE
It is a light rail line over 13 kilometers long that connects the districts north of
the city of Brescia to those of the south- east, passing through the historic
center and using a fully automatic system .
Today there are 16 trains that can carry up to 8500 passengers per hour in
each direction . Seventeen stations total
Brescia, with 194 thousand residents , it is the smallest city in Europe to have
its subway , whose history is long and debated. The work began only in 2003.
The Waste Incinerator recovers
electricity and thermal energy from
residual waste after recycling.
The waste incinerator was conceived
within a strategy for integrated waste
The city of Brescia was
one of the first in Italy to
adopt, in 1971, a power
station and a network of
THE TOURISTS AND TOURISMTHE TOURISTS AND TOURISM
From ITALY : 35,8%
From other countries : 64,2% OTHERS
What to see in Brescia ?What to see in Brescia ?
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The most beautiful race in theThe most beautiful race in the
The “Mille Miglia” is a long distance race for vintage cars that
evokes the original race ran in 1927.
The race is to make round trip from Brescia to Rome
What to see in the province ?What to see in the province ?
TERRITORY ANDTERRITORY AND
Communes' number Population Population density
Brescia 206 1238075 4784 258,8
Lombardia 1544 9700881 23861 406,6
Italia 8092 58394207 301336 197,1
Sufarce in km2
Brescia Lombardia Italia
FOREIGNERS RESIDENTSFOREIGNERS RESIDENTS
Foreigners resident % of total population
Brescia 155927 12,6
Lombardia 952295 9,8
Italia 4053599 6,8
Brescia Lombardia Italia
% of total population
EMPLOYED COMPOSITIONEMPLOYED COMPOSITION ( in %)( in %)
Agricolture Industry Constructions Services
JOB MARKETJOB MARKET
Compare the number of employed classCompare the number of employed class
of 18 to 49 yearsof 18 to 49 years
% OF BUSINESSES RUN BY NON-EU
Entrepreneurs non-european: sector of activity (in %)
AGRICOLTURE AND FISHERIES
SERVICES TO PEOPLE
ENTERPRISE NOT CLASSIFIED
Entrepreneurs non-european : nationality (in %)Entrepreneurs non-european : nationality (in %)
11.2 11.1 10.7
HOME TRADEHOME TRADE
Brescia 57 190.436 1.904
Lombardia 398 1.185.835 14.275
Italia 1.669 4.947.113 51.032
Brescia 59 66.866 754
Lombardia 342 497.765 6.267
Italia 1.806 2.494.998 30.023
Brescia 277 271.625 4.238
Lombardia 1.630 1.731.337 38.486
Italia 9.815 8.841.499 178.632
EXPORTATION AND IMPORTATION in €
Brescia 13.380.758.524 7.190.996.301
Lombardia 108.080.496.419 114.873.713.116
Italia 389.725.036.583 378.759.439.770
Quality of life in Brescia
Brescia is in 53rd place in the national rankings
- Standard of living: 39th National pace
- Business and Work: 12th National place
- Services, environment and health: 35th National place
- Population: 40th National place
- Security: 101st National place
- Leisure: 60th National place
Caffaro is a chemical factory.
In 1930s it started to produce PCB (polychlorinated biphenils) toxic chemicals.
Caffaro didn't respect the environment and it seriously contaminated fields and
The scandal started a serious set of studies and authorities are still discussing
about measures to be taken to reclaim.
Places to visit in BresciaPlaces to visit in Brescia
““Santa Giulia” MuseumSanta Giulia” Museum
The Museum of Saint Julia is the
principal museum of Brescia.
It is situated inside the monastery
of Saint Julia.
The underlying zone to the
Museum is rich of archaeological
finds of various epochs, for the
most part belonging to the Roman
epoch and excellently preserved,
particularly the Domuses of the
THE CASTLETHE CASTLE
The Castle of Brescia is a fortitude of medieval epoch castled on the hill Cidneo,
behind the historical center of the city of Brescia.
Whoever reaches Brescia, from any direction, can see since it marks the panoramic
profile of the city.
The complex of fortifications is one of the greatest of Italy, and it covers completely the
Piazza DuomoPiazza Duomo
In the same square, in the
North there is the palace of
Broletto, the medieval seat of
the lords, now houses the
The new Cathedral (Cathedral of Santa Maria
Assunta), is the main church of Brescia and
was built between 1604 and 1825, the area
where there was the early Christian basilica of
St. Peter de Dom V-VI century. Next to the
cathedral is the Duomo Old or New Round
(from its circular shape) of XI century.
Along with the theater and
the remains of the city forum
is the most important
complex of ruins and
remains of public buildings
of the Roman period found
in northern Italy.
The Capitolium is a Roman
temple located in Brescia,
Piazza del Foro, along Via dei
Musei, the core of the ancient
The church and cloister ofThe church and cloister of
The Church of S. Francesco of
Assisi in Brescia is a beutiful
romantic church and it lis located
on a land given to the
Conventual Franciscans, by
Brescia City Council to thank
fthem for having pacified the
Next to the church you can
adnire the Franciscan cloister
dating back to the thirteenth
century, where the Conventual.
Franciscans have lived since
Piazza LoggiaPiazza Loggia
Piazza Loggia is one of the main square in Brescia.
Its shape is rettangular.
It is bounded by a series of buildings from the Venetian Age , and dominated
by Palace of the Loggia, nowadays the Town Hall.
S. FaustinoS. Faustino
St.Faustino is the patron of
Its fair is every year on February
15 and entertains 602 stands with
every kind of merchandise.
Railway stationRailway station
The station built according to the project of Benedict Foix, on April 24 has been
inaugurated 1854. The architecture of the building is in neoclassic style,
influenced by elements neoromanici. It detaches the monumental aspect, the
red coloration of the bricks and the medieval blackbirds.
Places to visit in the provincePlaces to visit in the province
Garda lakeGarda lake
Garda lake is the most
important source of tourism in
the province of Brescia.
It is visited not only by Italians
but also by Germans (the most
numerous), French, Swiss,
Dutch and other foreigners.
Limone is one of the most typical
and visited place of Garda lake.
It is famous for its “limonaie”, its fine
olive oil and for the longevity of
some of its inhabitants.
Terme di Sirmione/Sirmione BathTerme di Sirmione/Sirmione Bath
Terme di Sirmione S.p.A. is a multiple reality which originates from a precious natural
element: the sulphurous , salsobromoiodic water.
It has two spas, Terme Virgilio and Catullo Spa, three hotels spa and Aquaria Thermal
The water of Terme di Sirmione is
rich in sulphur, sodium chloride,
iodine, bromine and trace
elements, magnesium, selenium
The sulphurous water, stimulates
the parasympathetic nervous
system and generates a capillary
vasodilation with a reduction in
Iseo lakeIseo lake
Lake Iseo is wedged between the
provinces of Brescia and Bergamo.
It has its tourist season from May to
September, during which there are
many events: sailing regattas,
concerts and dances.
It is popular all year round.
Different sports are practised
there: swimming, windsurfing,
fishing, scuba diving and sailing,
the latter favored by regular
Monte Isola is the largest natural lake island in Italy as well as the
highest lake island in Europe: from Montisola you can see the isle of
Loreto to the north and to the south the small isle of St. Paul.
The island has a typical Mediterranean vegetation, gorse in full
bloom in spring and heather in autumn.
Pyramids of ZonePyramids of Zone
The nature reserve
Pyramids of Zone is the
singular result of the erosive
force of the water.
The area was declared a
regional reserve and is a
major tourist attraction.
Pitoti : petroglyphsPitoti : petroglyphs
The rock carvings of Valcamonica ( UNESCO site since
1979) constitute one of the largest collections of prehistoric
petroglyphs in the world.
UNESCO has recognized more than 140,000 figures, but
new findings have gradually increased the total number of
recordings cataloged, perhaps up to three hundred
The rock art in Vallecamonica it is marked on the rocks about
2000 in more than 180 locations, including 24 in common .
The incisions were made over a period of time of eight
thousand years, until the Iron Age ( first millennium BC )
Bagolino is a mountain village, center of winter and summer resort also
known for its carnival. It has kept largely intact the ancient medieval
urban structure : old stone houses , ornate by wrought iron and
connected to each other by underground passages.
The area produces one of the most characteristic alpine cheese , the
Bagòss , mature cheese with distinctive and intense flavor.
The Bagòss is a specialty unique and inimitable. It is a cheese whose
typical production area is the town of Bagolino, in the province of
CHEESE and SALAMI
The province of Brescia has been for a very long time the heart
of the cattle trade, and today, the meats that are produced are
of the highest quality.
The production of salami refers to a tradition that is now lost,
based on a popular wisdom passed on from father to son and
from generation to generation .
TYPICAL PRODUCTSTYPICAL PRODUCTS
The “Cotechino” is made with pork, traditionally made
by the preparation of other meats, using a lot of fat in
addition to finely chopped rind that gives the sausage
a characteristic gelatinous consistency.
It's a typical winter dish and appears on the tables of
Brescia during the Christmas season, often
accompanied by lentils and sometimes polenta.
Casoncelli bresciani : first course
made of pasta filled with grated
bread, aromatics herbs, cheese and
served with melted butter and
Spiedo con polenta: birds and pork meat put
on spit and broiled served with polenta