Brescia is a city in northern Italy, in Lombardy, the administrative center of the province of the same name. It is the second largest municipality in the region in terms of population after Milan.
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An ancient city whose origins date back over 3,200 years ago, Brescia has an outstanding artistic and architectural heritage: its monuments from the Roman and Lombard era have been declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.
Brescia is one of the main economic and industrial centers of the country and is famous for the famous Mille Miglia vintage car race and the production of Franciacorta wines.
The city of Brescia was nicknamed "The Lioness of Italy" for ten days of resistance to the Austrians during the Italian Risorgimento (March 23 to April 1, 1849).
Saints Faustin and Jovita are venerated as patrons of the commune, celebrated on 15 February.