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Brera District

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As featured in 3 Days in Milan and 2 other guides
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Address: Via Pontaccio, Via FatebeneFratelli, Via dei Giardini, Via Monte di Pieta, Via Ponte Vetero and Via Mercato., Milan, Italy
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No

An artsy, bohemian-type neighborhood hosting a number of high-quality...

An artsy, bohemian-type neighborhood hosting a number of high-quality leather shops, great for purses, shoes and clothes.

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Nice district

Lovely district, "Biblioteca Nazionale Braidense" is interesting and I liked "Pinacoteca di Brera" , there is Botanic Garden in Brera (Orto Botanico di Brera), unfortunately when... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Guja L
Tbilisi, Georgia
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Tbilisi, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely district, "Biblioteca Nazionale Braidense" is interesting and I liked "Pinacoteca di Brera" , there is Botanic Garden in Brera (Orto Botanico di Brera), unfortunately when I visited it was closed (as I remember it is closed after 5 or 5:30 PM), but I think it worth to visit it. there are also very good cafes

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Soller, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There are plenty of jovial cafes and restaurants to keep you going as you take in this large collection of mostly religious artworks. Wh found a few real gems. Look out for the egg of Damocles for example...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great restaurants, a true taste of italian tradition, polyglot waiters (one even spoke chinese ;), really impressive dishes, tasty Lombard truffles

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is perfect for a night on the town, for a walk via the canal or a nice dinner with a lover. The atmosphere is contagious as people laugh into the night. I recommend you visit it in the evening and stop at one if the many pubs via the canal to breathe in the joy.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had wondered where Milanese bought their food, after dining in the area we eventually found the heart of Milan, every sort of shop in Brera, from shoes, to bread and small supermarkets, worth wandering around the area for a morning.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Many really nice restaurants but on the pricy side. Definately worth the experience! We went to the district about 3 times during our three month stay in Milan.

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Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

What a fun area for strolling! Quaint little shops, cafes and restaurants on small streets - lots to look at! Small, independent designers and shops that offer fun items. A great place to walk and get away from traffic.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Lovely old houses and very picturesque place. You also come across the odd craftsmen's shop . A must see if you like to walk around these sort of places. Also you will lots of places serving traditional food and drink .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

There are really nice bars to go out at night, and the area is very clean and has a lovely neighborhood. It is good to take a trip between shops and bars. And it is in walking distance to Duomo di Milano

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Not seeing this district would be like not seeing Milan. On a rainy day, put up your umbrella. It's strangely romantic even if you get your socks wet.

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Brera captures the real essence of the city. It is an excellent mix between history and modernity, where tradition meets innovation. Here design and beauty reign. On Via Brera there are the famous Pinacoteca (galleries), the National Gallery of Modern and Antique Art, and the Academy of Fine Arts. Interior design boutiques and intellectual cafes are typical of the district. Walking along Via Madonnina is a must to admire the architecture of buildings and the design stores. On Sundays, going to the local market is an unmissable opportunity for fashion, style and art. Tucked away, there is the Orto Botanico di Brera botanical garden that seems like a painting framed in an ancient fairy structure. Last but not least, it’s worth a visit to Giardini Pubblici Indro Montanelli with its Planetarium, the Civico Museo di Storia Naturale (Natural History Museum).
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