One of the most charming districts of Milan
Brera in the heart of Milan, known as the artists' district for its timeless charm is considered by many the most beautiful area of Milan. In 1776, Empress Maria Theresa of Austria had the Academy of Fine Arts built here, and so since the 19th century, the district has been a destination for artists who have helped turn it into the city's cultural district. Even today, this artistic spirit is embodied by the Brera Design District project, the most important district for the promotion of design in Italy.
A visit to Palazzo Brera is a must. In addition to the Academy of Fine Arts, it houses the famous Pinacoteca di Brera, the National Gallery of Ancient and Modern Art, the Braidense National Library, the third largest library in Italy for the wealth of books, the INAF Astronomical Observatory and the Botanical Garden. Brera is full of fashion boutiques where you can find unique garments and design studios in a bohemian setting, while every third Sunday of the month, the district lights up with the craft market.