Brescia

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Brescia (, also, ; Brèsa ; ; Bressa) is a city and comune in the region of Lombardy in northern Italy.wikipedia
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Province of Brescia

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The city is the administrative capital of the Province of Brescia, one of the largest in Italy, with over 1,200,000 inhabitants.
It has a population of some 1,265,325 (as of November 2018) and its capital is the city of Brescia.

Perazzi

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The major companies based in the city are utility company A2A, steel producer Lucchini, firearms manufacturer Beretta, shotgun producer Perazzi, machine tools manufacturer Camozzi and gas equipment manufacturer Cavagna Group.
Perazzi is a manufacturer of precision shotguns from Brescia, Italy.

New Cathedral, Brescia

New CathedralDuomo NuovoDuomo Nuovo of Brescia
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 Duomo Nuovo or New Cathedral is the largest Roman Catholic church in Brescia, Italy.

Old Cathedral, Brescia

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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 Duomo Vecchio or Old Cathedral (also called "La Rotonda" because of its round layout) is a Roman Catholic church in Brescia, Italy; the rustic circular Romanesque co-cathedral stands next to the Duomo Nuovo (New Cathedral) of Brescia.

Franciacorta DOCG

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Nicknamed Leonessa d'Italia ("The Lioness of Italy"), Brescia is the home of Italian caviar, and is known for being the original production area of the Franciacorta sparkling wine as well as the prestigious Mille Miglia classic car race that starts and ends in the city.
Franciacorta is a sparkling wine from the Province of Brescia (Lombardy) with DOCG status produced from grapes grown within the boundaries of the territory of Franciacorta, on the hills located between the southern shore of Lake Iseo and the city of Brescia.

Mille Miglia

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Nicknamed Leonessa d'Italia ("The Lioness of Italy"), Brescia is the home of Italian caviar, and is known for being the original production area of the Franciacorta sparkling wine as well as the prestigious Mille Miglia classic car race that starts and ends in the city.
The route (Brescia–Rome round trip) is similar to that of the original race, maintaining the point of departure/arrival in Viale Venezia in Brescia.

Mantua

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In 1201 the podestà Rambertino Buvalelli made peace and established a league with Cremona, Bergamo, and Mantua.
In 2017, Mantua was the European Capital of Gastronomy, included in the Eastern Lombardy District (together with the cities of Bergamo, Brescia, and Cremona).

Desiderius

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The last king of the Lombards, Desiderius, had also held the title Duke of Brescia.
Born in Brescia, Desiderius was originally a royal officer, the dux Langobardorum et comes stabuli, "constable and duke of the Lombards," an office apparently similar to the contemporaneous Frankish office of dux Francorum.

Roman Catholic Diocese of Brescia

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Notingus was the first (prince-)bishop (in 844) who bore the title of count (see Bishopric of Brescia).
Pietro e Paolo (Duomo Nuovo) dedicated to the Assumption of Mary and to the Apostles Peter and Paolo, in Brescia.

Rothari

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Later dukes included the future kings of the Lombards Rothari and Rodoald, and Alachis II, a fervent anti-Catholic [anti-Catholic=Arian or anti-Christian=heathen], who was killed in battle at Cornate d'Adda in 688.
undefined 606 – 652), of the house of Arodus, was king of the Lombards from 636 to 652; previously he had been duke of Brescia.

Verona

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When Constantine advanced against Maxentius in 312, an engagement took place at Brixia in which the enemy was forced to retreat as far as Verona.
Mastino continued his uncle's policy, conquering Brescia in 1332 and carrying his power beyond the Po.

List of battles of the Italian Wars

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Early in the 16th century Brescia was one of the wealthiest cities of Lombardy, but it never recovered from its sack by the French in 1512.
The city of Brescia had revolted against French control, garrisoning itself with Venetian troops.

Rambertino Buvalelli

Rambertin de Buvalelli
In 1201 the podestà Rambertino Buvalelli made peace and established a league with Cremona, Bergamo, and Mantua.
He served at one time or other as podestà of Brescia, Milan, Parma, Mantua, Genoa, and Verona.

Bergamo

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Subsequently, it expanded into the nearby countryside, first at the expense of the local landholders, and later against the neighbouring communes, notably Bergamo and Cremona.
From the 6th century Bergamo was the seat of one of the most important Lombard duchies of northern Italy, together with Brescia, Trento, and Cividale del Friuli: its first Lombard duke was Wallaris.

Cremona

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Subsequently, it expanded into the nearby countryside, first at the expense of the local landholders, and later against the neighbouring communes, notably Bergamo and Cremona.
Its territory was divided between the two duchies of Brescia and Bergamo.

Piazza della Loggia bombing

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On 28 May 1974, it was the seat of the bloody Piazza della Loggia bombing.
The Piazza della Loggia bombing was a bombing that took place on the morning of 28 May 1974, in Brescia, Italy during an anti-fascist protest.

Mastino II della Scala

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The citizens of Brescia then had recourse to John of Luxemburg, but Mastino II della Scala expelled the governor appointed by him.
In the first part of his reign, abandoning the careful policy of balance held by his father, he conquered Brescia (1332), Parma (1335) in Lombardy and Lucca (1335) in Tuscany.

Lake Garda

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It is situated at the foot of the Alps, a few kilometres from the lakes Garda and Iseo.
It is a popular holiday location in northern Italy, about halfway between Brescia and Verona, and between Venice and Milan on the edge of the Dolomites.

Brescia explosion

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In 1769, in the Brescia Explosion, the city was devastated when the Bastion of San Nazaro was struck by lightning.
The Brescia explosion occurred in 1769 in Brescia (now part of Italy) when a large store of gunpowder exploded after a lightning strike, causing extensive destruction and many deaths.

Ten Days of Brescia

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Still, the citizens managed to resist recapture by the Austrian army for ten days of bloody and obstinate street fighting that are now celebrated as the Ten Days of Brescia.
The Ten Days of Brescia (Dieci giornate di Brescia) was a revolt which broke out in the northern Italian city of that name, which lasted from March 23 to April 1, 1849.

Lombards

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In 568 (or 569), Brescia was taken from the Byzantines by the Lombards, who made it the capital of one of their semi-independent duchies.
Soon Vicenza, Verona and Brescia fell into Germanic hands.

Mino Martinazzoli

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Historical stronghold of DC party, in 1994 it was the city in which was firstly experimented the newborn political center-left coalition formed by members of former PCI and DC parties against Silvio Berlusconi's center-right coalition: that year the last secretary of DC and former minister, Mino Martinazzoli, run as mayor with the support of the leftist PDS and won the election defeating the Forza Italia-Lega Nord bloc candidate, endorsed by Berlusconi.
Fermo Mino Martinazzoli (Orzinuovi, 3 November 1931 – Brescia, 4 September 2011 ) was an Italian lawyer, politician and former Minister.

Battle of Legnano

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In the Battle of Legnano the contingent from Brescia was the second in size after that of Milan.
This long expedition began with the attack of Frederick Barbarossa in Milan and his allies of the Milanese countryside: after defeating Brescia, which was a Milanese company, and having freed Lodi from the Milanese yoke, Barbarossa directed the attack to the Milanese capital, who agreed to surrender (8 September 1158) to avoid a long and bloody siege.

Lake Iseo

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It is situated at the foot of the Alps, a few kilometres from the lakes Garda and Iseo.
It is in the north of the country in the Val Camonica area, near the cities of Brescia and Bergamo.

Battle of Maclodio

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The Milanese nobles forced Filippo to resume hostilities against the Venetians, and thus to attempt the recovery of Brescia, but he was defeated in the battle of Maclodio (1427), near Brescia, by general Carmagnola, commander of the Venetian mercenary army.
The battle was fought at Maclodio (or Macalo), a small town near the River Oglio, fifteen kilometres (nine miles) south-west of Brescia.