Brera Walk, Milan

Brera Walk, Milan
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Brera captivates with its historic charms and scenic beauty. It is less touristy than many other places in the city, yet it is equally alive with beautiful old buildings, great restaurants and a vibrant culture. Brera is next to the city center and is known for its romantic and bohemian atmosphere. Dotted along the quaint cobblestone streets are numerous coffee bars which were favorite haunts of writers and intellectuals in the 1930s. Witness the district's artistic side in its craft shops and galleries, the Academy of Fine Arts and Pinacotera di Milan (Brera Picture Gallery). This world-renowned institute is Milan's principle public gallery and houses a huge collection of Renaissance art. As you enjoy a leisurely stroll along the streets, stop to look at some of the delightful centuries-old churches. One of the most famous is the Church of the Santa Maria del Carmine which dates back to the 14th century. Walk down Via Fiori Chiari for its boutiques and antique shops, and to see the colorful displays of planter boxes filled with flowers. After the sun has gone down, enjoy a spot of late night shopping in street markets and in stores, savor some traditional Italian fare in a restaurant and listen to live music in a bar.

Brera Walk - Route Map

Guide Name: Brera Walk
Guide Location: Italy » Milan
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km
Author: naomi
La Scala Theater

1) La Scala Theater

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Via Manzoni, La Scala Theater

2) Via Manzoni, La Scala Theater

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Church of Saint Joseph

3) Church of Saint Joseph

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Via Brera

4) Via Brera

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Via Madonnina

5) Via Madonnina

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Via Madonnina

6) Via Madonnina

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Via Fiori Chiari

7) Via Fiori Chiari

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Via Pontaccio

8) Via Pontaccio

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Via Pontaccio

9) Via Pontaccio

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Via Pontaccio corner with Via Garibaldi

10) Via Pontaccio corner with Via Garibaldi

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Basilica of San Simpliciano

11) Basilica of San Simpliciano

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Church of Saint Mark

12) Church of Saint Mark

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Via Brera corner with Via Fiori Chiari

13) Via Brera corner with Via Fiori Chiari

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Piazetta Brera

14) Piazetta Brera

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Via del Carmine

15) Via del Carmine

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