I am a freelance writer with experience of working in the travel and sport’s sector and have a passion for visiting new and exciting destinations. When I visit new places I try to remove myself from the standard traveling routes and ‘live like locals’ to get a real feel for a country. Since I started my travels back in 1999 I am still searching for that special place to call home.
I have been a huge fan of the South of Italy for a long time and have always said that Rome is one of my favourite cities in the world but I have to admit, Lake Garda might have now just taken overtaken its position!
My trip to the Lombardy region included a visit to Brescia, a small-to-medium sized city located in the north of Italy. Before I went it was a place that I knew absolutely nothing about (well except that one of my hero’s Roberto Baggio spent four years playing for their football team!) but after spending the day there I was seriously impressed.
Nestled in the affluent North, Lombardy is Italy’s richest region which seems to have a much closer affinity with its northern European neighbours than with the rest of the country. Ruled for almost two centuries by the French and Austrians, it’s named after northern Lombards who ousted the Romans before them.