Glide through the streets of historic Brescia with our half-day segway tour. Take in stunning sights and ancient ruins, learning along the way from your helpful guide.
What to Expect
Combine the stunning sights of Brescia with the fun of travelling on a segway with our half-day guided segway tour.
The tour kicks off at the parking lot in Via Mantova, where you will become familiar with your segway during a 30-minute orientation.
After that, it’s time to get on with the tour, starting with a cruise down a bicycle path to the Porta Venezia gate. Then we cross Piazzale Arnaldo da Brescia and go down Via Tosio and Via San Siro to reach Via dei Musei, following the route of the ancient Roman city plan.
Next it’s time to take in some real history, as we proceed toward the Forum, presenting the great ruins of the Roman Theater and Capitoline Temple, as well as the remains of the eastern gate of the city.
From here we go down Via Agostino Gallo, Piazza Labus, San Marco and the Tower of Hercules, passing through the Piazza Martiri di Belfiore which opens directly onto the inner courtyard of the Broletto – one of the most significant municipal buildings in all of Lombardy, with its medieval late renaissance origins.
After a quick visit inside the churches dedicated to Saints Faustino, Giovita and the Santa Maria delle Grazie, the tour continues in the square that takes its name from the Loggia, an emblem of the renaissance in the Vento-Lombardy regions. Here you can admire the genuine XVI century buildings, the porticoes, the clock tower and a wide range of Roman remains.
The next stop if Piazza Paolo VI, the square swimming with history and stunning monuments.
Finally, the tour meanders along Corso Magenta to Piazzale Arnaldo da Brescia.
- 2.5 hours of Segway PT rental
- 30-minute orientation
- Guided tour
- Ponchos, in case of rain
Know Before You Go
• It is not necessary to have a driver’s license for this activity
• Segways are appropriate for virtually anyone, however riders must have the ability to make motions such as climbing and descending stairs without assistance
• This activity is not recommended for pregnant women