Castles Brescia

Castles Brescia, discovering Lombardy

Castles Brescia, discovering Lombardy

Castles Brescia. The following guide will assist you in finding some of the Province's peculiar castles. Lombardy boasts numerous fortifications scattered all over its territory, making it an ideal destination for whoever wishes to engage in cultural tourism. 


Brescia counts with a series structures that are certainly worth visiting, castles such as the famous Brescia Castle are quite popular with tourists. It has a drawbridge and entrance gate that will give you access to a few of the best kept secrets that castles in Lombardy often guard.


You will walk among halls full of history and musems installed inside the structure. Ancient weapons, armors and war equipment make part of its permanent exhibition. A real journey to the past.


Discover the castles of Brescia and neighboring localities. Tourism in Brescia will also take you outside of the city in order to stumble upon medieval manors and fortresses. The one in Desenzano for example has an inspiring view of Lake Garda, while the one in Oldofredi is in top of a hill at Iseo.


Consider visiting those in Padernello and Quistini. The former is a fortress surrounded by a mote and where it is said that the ghost of the White Lady wanders around its chambers. The latter hosts a greenhouse with more than 1500 rose species.

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  • Visiting the Padernello Castle is like taking a trip through time and art. Here you can admire nature's masterpiece in the park surrounding the castle: Saint Vigilio Bridge. Don't miss the Mercati...
  • The Scaliger Fortress in Sirmione is located at the end of a long strip of land that juts out into the hinterland of Lake Garda . Here, for the length of a drawbridge, a stretch of water separates...
  • The Desenzano Castle, erected in the Early Middle Ages, was most likely built on the foundations of a Roman fort. While the southern part of the castle was expanded it never became a military...
  • Oldofredi Castle, in Iseo , stands on a hill in the town's historical centre . Thanks to its strategic location, the castle offers a wonderful view of the lake, especially its towers. Today, the...
  • Quistini Castle can be found at the heart of the Franciacorta area, just a couple of steps away from downtown Rovato, its origins hail back from 1500 AD. Nowadays it hosts numerous events such as...
  • Perched on Cidneo Hill, in a natural environment that serves as one of the "green lungs" of the city, the Castle of Brescia is one of the most interesting fortified complexes in northern Italy, in...

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