THE TOURNAMENT: ITF WOMEN Internazionali Femminili di Tennis
From 06/05 to 06/11
Prize money: $ 60,000
Surface: Clay outdoor
Location: Tennis Forza e Costanza 1911 – Via del Castello 15, 25121 Brescia
How to arrive: Orio al Serio Bergamo Airport is the closest airport at about 55 km. Easy and frequent train connections between Brescia and Milano, Bergamo and Verona. Tennis club is located in the heart of town at 800 mt from Duomo Vecchio and 2 km (30 minutes walking) from station.
Past champions: 2016 Karin Knapp (Ita) – 2015 Stephanie Vogt (Lie) – 2014 Aliaksandra Sasnovich (Blr) – 2013 Viktorija Golubic (Sui) – 2012 Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (Svk) – 2011 Irina Buryachok (Ukr) – 2010 Naomi Cavaday (Gbr) – 2009 Irina Buryachok (Ukr) – 2008 Lisa Sabino (Ita)
Entry list : Danka Kovinic (Mne) – Ana Bogdan (Rou) – Nicole Gibbs (Usa) – Anna Kalynskaya (Rus) – Jil Teichmann (Sui) – Kateryna Kozlova (Ukr) – Cindy Burger (Ned) – Ipek Soylu (Tur) – Barbara Haas (Aut) – Jasmine Paolini (Ita)
THE TOWN: Brescia, named also La Leonessa d’Italia is a rich industrial city between Lake Garda and the Valtrompia in the foothills of the alps, about 100 km east of Milan. It is less famous for its history and art than for its role as a primary manufacturing center. Brescia has a subway that makes it the smallest city in the world with an underground train system. For Lonely Planet: “Brescia’s core takes the form of a fascinating old town, which more than compensates for the city’s rather ugly urban sprawl. The old town’s narrow streets are home to some of the most important Roman ruins in Lombardy, and an extraordinary circular Romanesque church”.
TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS:
- Duomo Vecchio
- Santa Giulia Museum
- Brescia’s Castle
BEST PLACES TO STAY:
- Albergo Orologio. Completely renovated *** boutique hotel located in a medieval palace in the heart of Brescia. Rated 8.4 on Booking it offers 17 mq2 double rooms from 89€ per night with breakfast, wifi and free parking included.
- Novotel Brescia Due. Fantastic **** hotel located in the new business district just two metro stops from centre town. Rated 8.7 on Booking, this Novotel hotel offers modern superior double rooms from 122€ per night with breakfast. Free wifi is available in all areas.
- Hotel Vittoria. Elegant ***** Art Nouveau-style hotel located next to the Duomo Nuovo Cathedral in central Brescia and 200 mt from the Vittoria Metro Station. Rated 8.3 on Booking it features a delicious on site italian restaurant and offers free parking and wifi. Prices for a double room start from 143€ with breakfast and free cancellation.
Brescia’s Tourism Guide