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Brera District, Milan

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In historic Milan, Brera District is an epicenter of art, culture, and romantic dining. Both the Brera Academy of Fine Arts and the Brera Art Gallery attract artists and students, giving the district a Bohemian feel. An astronomy observatory is in the same building as the academy and gallery. Go behind it to visit Milan's botanical garden. Stroll the streets and roam shops selling antiques and art, booths sheltering fortune tellers, and a street market peddling ingredients for Italian cooking. Plan to visit Brera District and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Milan attractions using our Milan day trip app .
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  • August 17, 2017
    There are many restaurants and business of art, it is an area for quiet walking. It is also one of the best ice cream shops in Milan
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  • August 16, 2017
    Although little is a charming place to spend the night. Has numerous typical restaurants. How curious be sure to pay a visit the hand readers scattered across the street. Surreal.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Brera is fascinating for the various and unique shops, to the ancient streets, for the elegance of the buildings and restaurants. Especially a blast from the past and away from traffic noise. It seems to live in another reality.
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  • great place to hang out for a drink, fashion and restaurant for young crowd
  • Perfect location for shopping or a simple gellato or just check out the fashion trends, history and glamour, not to be missed!
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  • Beautiful buildings, expensive shops, cozy streets-walking here is required to truly feel yourself a real qualitative European life.
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  • The heart of Milan Design!
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For a quintessential Milanese experience, stay in the bustling heart of the old town. This area offers easy foot access to most of Milan's main sites, as well as some of the city's finest restaurants, shops, and theaters. The central area is also quite crowded, and comfortable rooms in good hotels can be very expensive. Visitors traveling on a budget can choose from a range of top-notch B&Bs and family-operated hostels, which offer private parking and access to private outdoor space, minutes from Milan's main attractions.
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