Brera Neighbourhood Milan

Brera Neighbourhood Milan

The Brera neighbourhood is situated north of the Duomo and often described as bohemian and artsy.

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It is filled with galleries, shops, restaurants, and the historic Pinacoteca di Brera.

Brera is a favorite place to wander and get lost. Although it is small and it is close to the Duomo, you feel in another world as you stroll down narrow streets and alleys, popping into shops or art galleries.

You can reach it from the center by walking to La Scala Opera house and turning down via Guiseppe Verdi which runs right into Brera.

Eat & Drink:

Fioraio Bianchi Caffè: Try stopping off for lunch, dinner, coffee or aperitivo. You will love being surrounded by flowers in a lovely retro atmosphere.

Tramé: A newcomer to Milan, this casual and cozy place serves Venetian style sandwiches, snacks and delicious cocktails including the Spritzetti, the Milanese version of the Venetian spritz.


What to See & Do:

Pinacoteca di Brera: An important collection of Italian art at the historic Palazzo Brera in the heart of the Brera. Walk into the courtyard to see the bronze statue of Napoleon as the Roman god Mars.

Thursday mornings host the neighbourhoods market at Piazza San Marco.

Market at San Marco, Milan | Photo credit: Heather Carlson | BrowsingItaly

related: Piazza Duomo Milan

Recommended Place To Stay in Brera, Milan

Carlyle Brera Hotel

Carlyle Brera Hotel

Stylish business hotel with free breakfast by Parco Sempione Central business base In the art-filled Brera neighborhood of Milan, Carlyle Brera Hotel offers business-friendly accommodation just 10 minutes on foot from Milan's famous shopping district and cathedral. Moscova Metro Station, 50 meters away, connects you to the rest of the city. Artworks and parks For a taste of the city's art history, you can pop into the Pinacoteca di Brera art gallery, right by the hotel. For a break from business or sightseeing, leafy Parco Sempione is an 8-minute walk or 2-minute jog. Free breakfast You can tuck into a generous free breakfast buffet, and relax in the hotel's inner courtyard or out on the street under big red umbrellas. Secure indoor parking is a perk for drivers, and friendly staff can arrange a limousine transfer to and from the airport. Choose your pillow A pillow menu is one of several perks at Carlyle Brera Hotel: others include free WiFi, coffeemakers, and satellite TV. Business travelers may find the single rooms an economical choice, and there are also triples and connecting rooms for those traveling in groups.

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