Located in the heart of the city, just next to Duomo Nuovo and 200 metres away from Vittoria underground station and Teatro Grande, Vittoria Hotel is also 5 minutes’ walk from Museo di Santa Giulia. The elegant building, with a wonderful hall beautified by marble columns and Murano chandeliers, offers air conditioned rooms, provided with minibar and satellite TV. Moreover, we grant our guests unlimited access to the restricted traffic area and a free WiFi connection. Vittoria Hotel is also provided of a small car park. Our restaurant serves a delicious mix of Italian and international tastes, whereas the bar floor is the perfect place to get a drink in a beautiful setting.
Come to discover Brescia, a city enclosed between the great lakes of Garda and Iseo, surrounded by the Alps and the Po Valley. “Fidelis Brixia, fidei et iustitiae”: thus the Venetians wrote, during the XV century, on the crest of the city. Brescia is also known as the Lioness of Italy, thanks to Giosuè Carducci's famous Ode, where he wrote “Brescia la ferrea, Brescia la forte, Brescia Leonessa d’Italia” (“Brescia the sturdy, Brescia the strong, Brescia Lioness of Italy”). It is a city of many identities: city of industry, of professions and enterprises, city of trade and services, but also a place where school, university, music, theater, sports are being given the importance they deserve. A city of art and culture, a rich treasure chest, full of historical heritages; recently, the monumental area of Santa Giulia-San Salvatore and Tempio Capitolino has been enlisted in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, thus putting Brescia among the most historically valuable cities in Italy and, also, the world. A good starting point would be visiting historical squares, museums, churches and the Roman Castle. You just have to walk around and surrender to the beauty of this magnificent and surprising city.
Lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy, attracts a large flow of tourism due to its pleasant mild climate. Thousands years ago, still thanks to this specific climate, prehistoric men settled by the lakeshore, between the morainic hills surrounding it. Also, Romans found an ideal place for their settlement there: a magnificent proof are the Roman Villas of Desenzano, Sirmione (also known as “Grotte di Catullo”) and Toscolano. Between the XIX and the XX century, Benàco (Lake Garda’s Latin name) was an area in which many important characters dwelled. One of them was the poet Gabriele D’Annunzio, who built his house in Gardone, the Vittoriale degli italiani (The shrine of Italian victories), which was also a monument addressing the brave deeds of Italian people. Altro... Also, Ugo da Como, a politician, renovated Casa del Podestà in Lonato, a building which hosted many Venetian Rectors, converting it in a museum. Three regions border Lake Garda, each with their own individual character, landscape and culture, which also influence local cuisine, food and wine specialities. The most typical product is extra virgin olive oil, well known all over the world for its light and delicate taste, which perfectly combines with lake fish, meats and polenta from the farming traditions. The Alto Garda area is home to the unique lemon houses, which cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Also, citrus fruits are an important ingredient in many local recipes. The excellent wine produced in the Garda vineyards is an ideal accompaniment to each dish: the several itineraries proposed in the area will guide you through the renowned winemaking areas, and onto a journey to discover the flavours and fragrances of the land.
A neverending string of hills, dotted with castles and noble houses: Franciacorta owes its name to the Medieval “curtes franchae”, which referred to tax-free areas. It is a famous wine-growing region, with a carefully selected production. Franciacorta is synonymous of Italian sparkling wine, which led this area to an international reputation, attracting gourmand interested in wine cellars and knowledge of typical products. The lake reflects the lovely colours of the Prealps and of Monte Isola, the biggest lake island in Europe, in the middle of Iseo Lake. Today, the Sebino area still attracts many writers, artists, thinkers and tourists from all over the world: it is a fascinating and romantic pond, surrounded by olive trees and chestnuts, nestled in the mountains. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the Lake Bogs natural reserve, or walking the paths around the pond, getting in touch with a charming nature.
There are three main valleys in the Province of Brescia. The first one, Valcamonica, became famous thanks to the prehistorical Camuni population, who recounted their everyday life in fascinating rock drawings. Capo di Ponte National Park was one of the first sites in Italy recognized as World Heritage Site by UNESCO. A smooth string of green hills accompanies the outline of Valsabbia, but most of the attention is drawn towards Idro Lake, which offers a most suggestive landscape. The third valley, Valtrompia, located between the other two, was made famous since the ancient times by its numerous iron mines, which determined the typical production of the area, mainly focusing around weaponry and forging.
Surely, this area will not leave you unresponsive: its characteristic aspect is marked even in the finest details, notably in rural architecture and in all the small treasures of the land, imbued with ancient legends and traditions. The landscape is a smooth composition of methodically farmed fields, long country roads and small bucolic churches, where our ancestors prayed for a flourishing harvest. A land rich of simplicity which still preserves old farmsteads, altogether with fascinating villas, churches and castles, but also houses many museums, art galleries and most fine libraries. Natural springs all over the province made it a rich, fruitful land and one of the most cultivated in all of Italy.