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Don’t Miss Italy’s Brescia Opera Festival

Opera singers coming up from manhole covers, serenading crowds from second-story windows, harmonizing on mountaintops, and vocalizing in vineyards. Flash mobs in public squares and live jukeboxes on busy corners. Brass bands in markets and melodies in museum courtyards. In only one place in the world do all these things happen on the same day, …

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Brescia Food: Building a Center of Gastronomy in Italy

If you want good food in Italy, follow the wine. Good food follows good wine as the night the day. If an area has an articulated wine route, that’s even better. And if it has three separate wine routes, you can practically order from a menu with your eyes closed. So it’s easy to see …

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Brescia, the Lion Queen of Italy

At first glance, the Italian city of Brescia seems to be an industrial pole, not a lion’s pride. Lombardy’s second-largest city (Milan is first) is respected for its metallurgy and machine-tooling prowess and for Beretta, its firearms manufacturer. But the city center is a UNESCO World Heritage site in Italy and a 3,200-year-old history you …

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