Text and Photos by Cesare Zucca

For my visit to Brescia, the magnificent town which has been elected “Italian Capital of Culture 2023”, I choose Accor Novotel Brescia 2, a new structure by the reliable chain Accor.

Accor Novotel Brescia 2

My choice was perfect! The Hotel is strategically located for easy access to the downtown area, highways and train station. The Metro line stops at Brescia 2 Station , a few minutes walk from the Hotel and takes to the Train Station in just 1 stop, and to Victoria Square, the heart of the City, in only 2 stops.

The futuristic Metro Brescia

If you feel like walking, you can reach the city center in 20 minutes on foot, its historic squares, museums and alleys, also full of beautiful and unmissable churches

This 4 star hotel is perfect for business trips, with bar, restaurant, swimming pool and green space, ideal for relaxing or working. There is a large garden with swimming pool (summer), fitness room and covered garage and It is well linked to the centre, highway and airports of Bergamo Orio al Serio, Verona and Brescia Montichiari.

The Superior room combines modern furnishings, ergonomic design and technology: air conditioning, USB port, free WIFI, minibar, 48″ TV with SKY on request for a fee and safe. Up to 2 adults and 2 children. All Executive rooms offer additional services: 55-inch TV with SKY (Movies, Soccer, Sports), coffee machine, extra toiletries, bathrobe and slippers, complimentary local calls and mineral water in your room on arrival.

Brescia is famous for its succulent dishes, such as pasta (casoncelli) meat (manzo all’olio) and the iconic spiedo (meat skewer).Novotel offers a Gourmet Bar, a lunch time snack and a Restaurant with a tasty, healthy and balanced cuisine with international dishes and local delicacies.

The breakfast is just breathtaking!
Fresh fruits, bread and croissants, eggs, cold cuts, cheeses, homemade cakes and more…. A great way to start your day and discover a beautiful City.

Accor Novotel Brescia 2

Hotel Mercure Wittenbergplatz, Berlin

To avoid surprises, I relied on Accor, a large and tested hotel chain and I chose the 4 stars Hotel Mercure Wittenbergplatz, a central, modern, welcoming and excellent quality-price accommodation.

Mercure Wittenbergplatz is part of the mighty Accor chain, with facilities around the world.
Excellent service, welcoming rooms, contemporary design and meticulous attention to hygiene and sanitation, as well as all the attention due in these times of Covid.

The ‘all safe’ label respects the new improved cleaning protocols and guarantees hygiene and prevention measures for the safety of the guests, from the sanitization from the rooms to the breakfast food that is scrupulously served in sealed containers.

The hotel overlooks the square of the same name, the metro is a stone’s throw away, and is located right next to the iconic KaDeWe, a colossal department store founded in 1907 and still a favorite destination for shopping, while on the top floor a colossal triumphs gourmet paradise, with shops, outlets, markets, restaurants, wines and food from all over the world.

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