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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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A surprise aspect to urban Milan

We discovered this area on a Segway tour and were surprised to find such a charming pedestrianised street scene, more reminiscent of Montmartre than our previous visits to Milan

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We discovered this area on a Segway tour and were surprised to find such a charming pedestrianised street scene, more reminiscent of Montmartre than our previous visits to Milan

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely area to spend a few hours in, to stroll and experience the local atmosphere. Filled with small cafes and boutiques stores, this area is quite artsy and had a very different vibe to the main parts of Milan.There are street vendors selling fake leather goods here as well, but nowhere near as many as other parts of touristy Milan.... More 

Thank Tomme T
Vrsac, Serbia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There is something poetic in this part of town, with street performers and lots of restaurants with tables on the street

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Long Island, Ny
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We wandered around these streets , it's like soho in nyc. Very different shops and small eateries. It was just a different area than where you see the fancy stores with big names. Young people and new ideas here.

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Oyster Bay, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have a lot of time in Milan, you can check it out. Its nothing special. Some pretty shops and cafes.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed visiting the Brera District. We visited the beautiful art school there and strolled along the pedestrian streets. Cool vibes all around.

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Hull, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice area to explore whilst in Milan. Plenty of bars and cafes with outdoor seating to people watch. Lots of shops and quirky boutiques.

Thank Katie S
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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Reviewed 1 week ago

During the International Furniture Show the district is extremely crowded, I can't really recommend to visit it that time, but apart from this 1 week is a must to see during your trip to Milan.

Thank JADLux
Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice area for a walk, calm and different from Monte Napoleone, Neverthekless my expectations were not met...

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Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Art shops, concept stores, boutiques, nice restaurants and little cafes, there's always something for anyone here. If you are absolutely free, hop in any cafe, order a coffee and people watch.

Thank anelehelena

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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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