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Orto Botanico di Brera

#148 of 759 things to do in Milan
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Address: Via Brera 28, 20121 Milan, Italy
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Must see if are interested in gardens, trees, plants or just looking for a quiet place to relax.

It is a bit difficult to find. Go through the court yard of the Brera's Museum/University and walk along the corridor opposite. At the end turn right down another corridor and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 September 2016
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's always nice to find a haven of greenery within a city and even during February people were here enjoying a walk or a chat in the leafy surroundings. The sun was out and being sheltered from the wind it was warm just sitting around and looking at the plants. Free to look around.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

To access this botanic garden, one has to walk through the Palazzo di Brera all the way to its back and then turn right. It's a lovely garden, although it did not look especially grand in the middle of winter. Entrance is free.

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Leppajarvi, Finland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

During October there wasn't much to see. Noticeably old, which is a good thing, and well managed garden with many nice plants and flowers. Worth of visiting in the spring and summer time.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

It is a bit difficult to find. Go through the court yard of the Brera's Museum/University and walk along the corridor opposite. At the end turn right down another corridor and the door leading to the garden is off to the left. Entrance to the garden is about 20 m along to the right outside the door. It is a... More 

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

Yes it was hidden away in more or less the Centre of Milan. Worth hunting it out, it is free entry so nothing to pay

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

The botanic garden of Brera has a very long history but now is a great place to wander around and learn about their plants. They have quite a variety and most of them are grouped with explanatory signs in Italian and English. Access is either straight off the road, down a side street, or we came through the university, which... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2015

free access open from 10 to 21 to reach it you have to enter in the court of Brera's museum/University. at the upcoming of expo, inside there are a lot of installations about parfums! it's a opportunity to smell ancient parfums and to watch (and know) unknown types of plants. It is a small garden, full of green with few... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2014 via mobile

Small garden tucked away and quite hard to find. Limited opening hours - would advise you check before you go. We went on the morning and spent about an hour there. Go when the weather's dry as there is no shelter. Everything is labelled well and there are some interesting beds and borders to view. It's very rustic and that's... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2014

Tucked away, you wouldn't even know it is there if you didn't look. Rows apon rows of veggies, herbs and an array of other plants. A really relaxing spot to get away from the hustle and bustle of Milan and relax for a little while. Once inside you wouldn't even know you were in a city!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

We went on the off chance the garden was open, as the information we had said only open on weekdays. But this was a Sunday and there were lots of people. Even though it is not a large area, all the people were an added attraction. Everyone wandered serenely up and down the garden beds, pausing, discussing and smelling the... More 

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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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