Brera

One of the most quintessential Italian districts, with cobblestone streets that wind between cafes, restaurants, and shops offering luxury brands.

March 13, 2018

The Oasis of fashion, art and beauty in Milan

Brera is one of the most quintessential Italian districts, with cobblestone streets that wind between cafes, restaurants, and shops offering luxury brands. Brera’s recent modernized construction has made it sleek and modern, yet maintaining its air of antiquity.

A Perfect Place for Wanderlust

Brera offers a tranquil oasis away from bustling Milan. Luxurious apartments line the tidy streets of Brera, with balconies covered in flowers blooming past railings. Below, the steaming smell of espresso and artisan boutiques tempt travelers.

Called the “Milanese Montmartre,” Brera is the most important district in Italy for design promotion. Along the Corriere della Sera, find boutiques of women’s clothing, bric-à-brac, and antique shops,reflecting the creativity and cutting edge styles. Follow the cobblestoned street Via Fiori Chiari for shopping and quiet walking, a combination of traveling and wanderlust. Also discover the hidden beauty of the Botanical Garden, feeling the cool breeze of evening underneath shady trees.

Artists of the Past and Present

Brera is also an international center for creativity, showing off some of Italy’s best artists, both past and present. Discover Italy’s famous Pinacoteca di Brera Milan art gallery, featuring works from Renaissance painters like Botticelli, Raphael, Hayez, Titian, Caravaggio, Tintoretto, Mantegna, and Piero della Francesca. Gaze at the dazzling works of these famous painters, and then wander through Via Madonnina, finding the beautiful Church of the Santa Maria del Carmine and its piazza. The piazza serves as a meeting spot for locals, and the surrounding streets are lined with shops and boutiques of artists’ goods. Wait until 6 pm and watch the streets come alive with young artists and youth, gathering for a glass of wine and a good conversation. Truly, Brera is one of Italy’s last standing true artists’ neighborhood.

 

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