BRESCIA PROVINCE, LOMBARDY REGION
The Province of Brescia is a Province in Lombardy, Italy. It borders with the province of Sondrio to the North and North West, the province of Bergamo to the West, the province of Cremona to the South West and South, the province of Mantua to the South, and to the east the province of Verona (which is part of the Veneto region) and Trentino (which is part of the Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol region). The province of Brescia stretches between Lake Iseo in the west, Lake Garda in the east, the Southern Rhaetian Alps in the north and the Lombardian plains in the south. The main rivers of the province are the Oglio, the Mella and the Chiese. Important towns in the province: Brescia (the capital), Darfo Boario Terme, Desenzano del Garda, Palazzolo sull'Oglio, Montichiari, Ghedi, Manerbio, Carpenedolo, Orzinuovi, Chiari, Rovato, Gussago, Salò, Iseo, Gardone Val Trompia, Rezzato and Lumezzane.
UNESCO World Heritage Sites
- Rock Drawings in Valcamonica;
- Brescia, one of the places of Longobard power;
- Prehistoric settlements of Lavagnone ( Desenzano del Garda), Lugana Vecchia ( Sirmione), Lucone ( Polpenazze del Garda), San Sivino and Gabbiano ( Manerba del Garda).
Brescia Province extends between the Po Valley, the pre-Alpine mountains and the Trompia Valley. The largest province in Lombardy, it includes three beautiful lakes (Garda, Iseo and Idro) and three valleys (Camonica, Trompia and Sabbia). The landscape is varied, from the small marinas of Lake Garda and the green hills of Franciacorta to the ski slopes, small villages and historical town centers, not to mention the remains of ancient Camuni settlements. Long before the Gauls, in fact, in pre-historic times, the land was inhabited by a Ligurian people, the Camuni, who left behind the richest collection of expressive forms before the invention of writing in Valcamonica and Capo di Ponte.
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