Brescia is a city with an ancient history and an enviable artistic heritage.
The ancient Roman ruins, the Duomo and the monumental complex of Santa Giulia, which has been declared aUNESCO World Heritage Site, represent some of the treasures that the city offers its visitors.
The presence of a rich gastronomic tradition, with typical dishes such as torta di rose and casoncelli, make Brescia an inviting destination for lovers of good food..
Bergamo, on the other hand, is a city that sits on a hill and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains.
The historical city centre, enclosed by the Venetian walls, is characterised by striking Renaissance and Baroque architecture.
The upper town, with its cathedral, Colleoni chapel and castle, is one of the most beautiful and exciting places in the entire Lombardy region.
Bergamo is also famous for specialities such as polenta e osei and typical cheeses, which are appreciated all over the world.
The decision to designate Brescia and Bergamo as cultural capitals means drawing attention to the treasures these cities have to offer.
Through cultural events of all kinds and sizes, the two cities will bring tourists, visitors and locals closer to the beauty that both cities have to offer.