Brescia (IT)

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Brescia ([ˈbreʃʃa] ; Lombard: Brèsa; Latin: Brixia; Venetian: Bressa) is a city (198,296 inhabitants end 2018) and comune in the region of Lombardy in northern Italy. It is situated at the foot of the Alps. It is the second largest city in the region. The city is the administrative capital of the Province of Brescia.

Founded in 1,200 BC, Brescia (in antiquity Brixia) has been an important regional centre since pre-Roman times. Its old town contains the best-preserved Roman public buildings in northern Italy and numerous monuments, among these the medieval castle, the Old and New cathedral, the Renaissance Piazza della Loggia and the rationalist Piazza della Vittoria.

The monumental archaeological area of the Roman forum and the monastic complex of San Salvatore-Santa Giulia have become a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011 as part of a group of 7 inscribed as Longobards in Italy, Places of Power, 568-774 A.D..

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Brescia 2012


Meter cancels

Meter cancel 1939

Postmark in Kingdom of Italy era

Brescia 01.1945

Postmark in Austrian Empire Lombardy province (1850-1859)

The BRESCIA Austrian post office opened before 1850.

Circle on the first issue (1850).