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News & Events in Franciacorta and Sorrounding Area



Lioness of Italy


Our City

Welcome to Brescia! In this section you will find lots of useful information for planning your trip to Brescia. Brescia, known as the 'Lioness of Italy' during the Risorgimento, and bearing a lion rampant on her coat of arms, is today with her energy and dynamism a modern and well organised city. There are many both valuable and unique relics of the past, and although Brescia is still open to necessary change, her notable historical and artistic treasures and her picturesque corners, make her a centre of great interest and importance, inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Arena di Verona
20 June to 7 September

The Verona Arena in addition to being a beautiful monument that celebrates the era of the Roman Empire, is now synonymous with over 100 years of Operas. 

This year marks the 101 anniversary and the program of the season which seem wonderful! 

Do not miss the chance to experience an unforgettable evening full of emotions and history!

EXPO 2015


EXPO 2015




Expo Milano 2015 is the Universal Exhibition that Milan, Italy, will host from May 1 to October 31, 2015. Over this six-month period, Milan will become a global showcase where more than 140 participating countries will show the best of their technology that offers a concrete answer to a vital need: being able to guarantee healthy, safe and sufficient food for everyone, while respecting the Planet and its equilibrium. In addition to the exhibitor nations, the Expo also involves international organizations, and expects to welcome over 20 million visitors to its 1.1 million square meters of exhibition area.

A platform for the exchange of ideas and shared solutions on the theme of food, stimulating each country’s creativity and promoting innovation for a sustainable future, Expo 2015 will give everyone the opportunity to find out about, and taste, the world’s best dishes, while discovering the best of the agri-food and gastronomic traditions of each of the exhibitor countries.

The Franciacorta in Cantina Festival returns for the fifth year, on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 September, to greet the summer and celebrate the arrival of autumn. 

Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about The Franciacorta along the Strada del Franciacorta, through the many events organized in a rich program of events from cellar to cellar.

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