For this weekend we want to give you one, or rather two, advice on what to do in Brescia.

There are two unmissable events, which you cannot miss:

  • the Festival of Flavors
  • CidneON

Do you want to know what it is?



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This festival celebrates the flavors of our territory with tastings, km0 market, great chefs and the Grand Golden Trophy of Catering.

It will take place this weekend, from 9 to 11 February, in Piazza della Vittoria in Brescia, from 8 to 20.
The event is part of the Eastlombardy project, for the dissemination of a food culture linked to the territory, the short chain and sustainability, with reference to the four provinces of Brescia, Bergamo, Cremona and Mantua.

In short, you have fun, you learn, you know the area through food and you eat!

On February 9th, 10th and 11th:
Mercato dei Sapori“: from 8 to 20 the East Lombardy agricultural producers of the four provinces and the protagonists of the BIO BIO market offer “zero km” and certified organic food products.
Cooking show targati BS“: star chefs such as Philippe Leveillé and Stefano Cerveni, the master Iginio Massari together with other chefs and pastry chefs from East Lombardy, will offer spectators delights in tasting, in a real food and wine show.
Cooking show East Lombardy”: chefs from the other 3 cities ERG2017 will present dishes from their territories – Antonio Cuomo from the Hostaria of the Relais San Lorenzo in Bergamo, Fabiana Tabai from the Osteria da Pietro in Castiglione delle Stiviere (MN) and Sergio Carboni from the Locanda of the Artists of Cappella De ‘Picenardi (CR).
The dish after the Festival“, a dedicated dish that the Brescia restaurants of the East Lombardy network offer at the end of each day of the Festival, accompanied by a glass of local wine, water and coffee for € 20
Producers space“, in which the territories and protection consortia take the floor for presentations and guided tastings.
Shades of Aperitif“, where every day at 6 pm bartenders and chefs (including Michele Valotti della Madia) will give their version of aperitif, offering variations of historic cocktails, experimenting and playing with local products.
Lora del dolce“, by the best East Lombardy patisseries: every day at 5pm a different dessert to taste.
Fashion Corner”: Laura Baresi, Brescia’s knit designer, will embroider in real time a series of personalized t-shirts on the theme of the casoncello, which can be combined with the Casoncandy brooches.
Sunday 11 February:
at 1 pm, the Irish chef Michelle Crehan Kavanagh will present the products of its territory for tasting and will receive deliveries on behalf of the European Regions of Gastronomy 2018, Galway (Western Ireland) and North Brabant (Netherlands).
Friday 9 and Saturday 10 February:
The Golden Trophy of Italian Catering, a competition dedicated to hotel and food and wine training institutes, conceived by the master Iginio Massari, organized by the Province of Brescia, in collaboration with CAST Alimenti – The school of taste crafts.
If on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 February you want to continue going to CidneON, at 8 pm in the Largo Formentone area a Brescia Mobilità shuttle will be available to the public to reach the International Festival of Lights in the Castle.

Admission to the exhibition area is free.
Access to L’Ora del Dolce, Aperitif Shades, Guided Tastings and Cooking Show requires the purchase of a coupon.
1 Coupon = € 5
3 Coupon = € 12 4 Coupon = € 16
Each coupon is valid for one tasting only.
Coupons can be purchased online here: Tickets
or you can buy coupons on site, subject to availability of seats.

For more information: Flavors Festival on FB
To download the poster click here: Festival dei Sapori program

In the beautiful Castle of Brescia, from 10 to 17 February 2018, a magical event will take place, suspended between art, history, light and music: it is CidneON, the International Festival of Lights.

This event guides us on an evocative journey, made of video projections, light installations and musical shows, showing us a historical place, such as the Castle, in a completely new and exciting way.

It will leave you speechless!

This year the theme is the relationship between natural space and man-made space, connecting to the history and “natural architecture” of Colle Cideo where, in fact, the Castle stands, combined with fantasy.
CidneON is based on a path consisting of 15 installations and light art projections, which lasts about an hour and is accessible every day for free, from 18.30 to 24.00, with last admission at 22.30.
Furthermore, in the Piazzale del Castello there will be an area dedicated to food.
On the days of the event, you can access the Castle with:
free shuttle buses made available by Brescia Mobilità from 17.30 to 01.00 – departing from Piazzale Arnaldo and Via S. Faustino
with the train in Piazza Paolo VI, from 17 to 22 every half hour,
on foot in the path from Piazzetta Tito Speri, illuminated for the occasion.
with the Metro: on 10-11-14-16-17 February the timetable will be extended until 1 am!
There is a strong turnout, so access with strollers and animals is not recommended, even if on a leash.

And we reveal a trick:
if you buy the Magic Key (€ 8.00) you will have the opportunity to skip the line and access via the Fast Lanes, thus saving time for visiting the castle. Just choose the date and time of entry!

For all the details, the list of works and artists, the organizers and updates, here is the link to the official website of the event:

P.S .: But do you have fun like us with Gifs?