• LOCATION 25 | The Best of Milan: Explore the City’s Secrets

    Palazzo di Brera

    The large redbrick building in front of you is the Palazzo di Brera, I suggest you to walk into the beautiful courtyard if opened.

    This building was a convent in the middle ages, and then was transformed into a place for culture at the end of 16th century, thanks to the Empress Maria Teresa of Austria who also ruled Milan at the time. Today Brera is a very important academy of art, well known around the world, and here you can also find an Observatory, botanical gardens, a historical library, and the very famous Art Gallery Pinacoteca di Brera, with some of the most important masterpieces of the history of art. I suggest a visit inside the building as well.

    The statue in front of you in the centre of the courtyard is Napoleon, represented as Mars the peacemaker. It is quite difficult to recognize him in this beautiful and tall man!

    This is where I'll be leaving you.

    After exiting the courtyard, if you take via Brera on your left side and walk for 10 minutes you'll arrive back at piazza Scala, otherwise take your time in Brera to explore the neighbourhood and the surroundings.

    Thanks for joining me on this tour. I hope you enjoyed it and discovered something interesting. I would greatly appreciate it if you took a moment to rate the tour and leave a comment. Thank you very much and ciao!

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