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Brera District

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Brera
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Address: Via Pontaccio, Via FatebeneFratelli, Via dei Giardini, Via Monte di Pieta, Via Ponte Vetero and Via Mercato., Milan, Italy
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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Beautiful Neighborhood!

One of the best neighborhoods in Milan. A must-see place. There're beautiful alleys, has and restaurants. There're few stores too, selling local designer clothes. Recommend you go... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the best neighborhoods in Milan. A must-see place. There're beautiful alleys, has and restaurants. There're few stores too, selling local designer clothes. Recommend you go there st least once for dinner or lunch.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you want to be in the center it is certainly the best part of Milan to leave and the most expensive as well.

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Great Torrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had been told that this was an interesting area but the free map we were using had the advertisers slogan spread across the district. Eventually we got into it by walking up the street next to La Scala, the Via Verdi and then on to Via Brera - you have to go quite a way up to get to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to spend a morning of afternoon walking around. Gives you a real sense of traditional Milan. Beautiful shopping and great cafes and restaurants in this area.

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Southington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Small, narrow streets loaded with boutique stores and wonderful restaurants. The buildings are artistic are colorful.

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Varenna, Lombardia, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Around 5 pm is the best time to stroll this area as you can catch the last few hours of shopping in some of the most unique antique shops in all of Milan then as the shops begin to close watch the gorgeous Milanese come out for aperitif and dinner.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great shops, restaurants, architecture, old world feel. One of our favorite half days was walking this area. Your hotel concierge can give you the best streets to walk on, they are all good, some are great!!

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Island of Malta, Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Brera district is definitely one of the most trendy parts of Milan. It has plenty of restaurants and cafes to choose from with lots of artisanal shops. It is also fast becoming a sought-after place for perfumery. Located in between the business district and Cathedral square (a 10-15 minute walk either way) it is definitely a place to visit... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have mixed feelings. There are many attractions and good restaurants, however it's so quiet and peaceful and it seems like nothing is working at night.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

key arts and shopping area just northwest of the duomo. many good restaurants. lots of window candy, of sorts. and there is the brera gallery, too

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Brera
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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