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Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan

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Pinacoteca di Brera sits above a prestigious art school in a former monastery. As you wander from room to room, you'll be traveling to different centuries and art movements, with a focus on Italian religious art. Admire paintings by Caravaggio, Raphael, and Titan. Pick up an audio guide to learn more. Bring as little as possible with you; this gallery has no coat check. Pinacoteca di Brera is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Milan Edition.
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  • If you love art you would not come to the Brera art gallery, a collection of paintings by Italian painters that you reload and show you how beautiful Italy.
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  • Having seen countless times in documentaries, especially those in Daverio, "Montefeltro altarpiece" by Piero della Francesca and Mantegna's dead Christ, it was really exciting to see them up close. But the treasures are many and heterogeneous, impossible to list them all. Point out, among other things, the unique paintings by Crivelli, a portent of patterns, colors, details in high relief and especially of perspective. And not to mention the "other Christs": Bellini and Bramante. absolute masterpieces. Surprisingly interesting and rich 20th-century collection with works by Modigliani, Picasso, CARRA, Boccioni and others. Stepping back, you admire then the kiss and the famous portrait of Manzoni performed by Hayez. Honorable mention for "Flood": similar work, because of the "fourth estate" preparatory Pellizza da Volpedo. I found a little exorbitant cost of audioguide, 5 €, and filtering I appeared, with some confusion you might as well go without being stopped. Beware of many side rooms, sometimes not should go back and get lost there. The photos you can do without flash and the visit Scram in chronological order. Say thanks to Napoleon maybe too, in any case, everything was to his will.
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  • Milan offers this fantastic Museum with beautiful works ... an opportunity not to be missed if you are in this interesting city
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  • Very nice and extensive picture gallery! One could almost compare it to Louver, though not so big. Seeing masterpieces from Caravaggio, Raffaelo and many others Italian painters is a simply Milanese must see. Admission is not so high considering what you see.
  • Building is beautiful and free to walk around and sit in the courtyard. Museum is on second floor. 10 euro entry fee. No signage in English but you can figure it out. It would be helpful to have a map showing where artists are located so you can go directly to specific paintings. There is a tiny room in this maze of galleries which had an El Greco. Also mixed in was a painting by Rembrandt and four by Canaletto all of Venice scattered around the galleries. Saw one Rubens. Never found the Caravaggio. Most of the collection is Italian artists of course. Most of it is religious art. Many massive paintings. Lots of places to sit.
  • I'll admit it without any shame: I'm not really the type of person going crazy for art (especially paintings), and I think it shows. To the point we were approached by a Brera employee who said: "Two options are possible: either you are art critics or you didn't understand. Because it's impossible to walk by these masterpieces like you just did.". He then explained us some paintings and the connections between them, linking even to lesser known pieces located in the same room. I was engaged and enojyed it so much it made me want to go back at the start.
  • Its free and it's beautiful. Great place to take a little break. Wonderful Art & sculptures and please check out the mind blowing library. Harry Potter would be proud :)
  • Great art gallery. The concentration of masterpieces of world known artist is comparable to the most famous art galleries in the world.