Brera Art Gallery Tour
BRERA ART GALLERY IN MILAN
Brera Art Gallery holds one of the most amazing collections of Italian art in the world from 1300 to the present day. You’ll find masterpieces by Andrea Mantegna, Piero della Francesca, Giovanni Bellini, Raffaello, Caravaggio, as well as outstanding 17th and 18th Century works from artists such as Canaletto and Francesco Hayez.
BRERA VS LAST SUPPER
We often hear that Milan is a discrete city not revealing too much at a superficial glance. It’s true, Milan needs to be discovered. It may take a little initiative, but you can rest assured that, once after the first impact, you’ll love it, and forever!
That’s why the Milanese are sometimes sorry to see the efforts of the visitors all focused on purchasing tickets for the Last Supper … when art in Milan offers so much in other places too.
One of these, perhaps the first among these, is the Brera Art Gallery.
BRERA ART GALLERY
Housed in the heart of the artsy Brera neighbourhood, the Palazzo di Brera is itself is a work of art and once inside, it displays works from the 14th to the 20th Century. Although a lesser known one, Brera Art Gallery is one of the best art museums in Europe and in the world and, for those who love painting, a true, tiny paradise.
Brera Art Gallery is one of the great museums of European tradition, but we would not start by saying so to define it. As a first thing, we would say that Brera resembles Milan in its ability to change, renew itself and know how to be contemporary. Once inside Brera, it is its lively atmosphere that conquer us. Thanks to director James Bradburne, that really has injected energy into the museum, the walls change colour, lighting and layout to better meet the needs of visitors.
VISITING BRERA ART GALLERY
What’s more, visiting Brera is easy. The central position, in the heart of the homonymous district, is easily reachable on foot from the Duomo as well as from the Sforza Castle. There are hardly any queues for admission and it is not necessary to book months in advance, hoping to get lucky!
Brera is also a museum of medium size, large enough to satisfy our thirst for beauty, but not so much to risk getting lost in the rooms or end up being exhausted.
Of the approximately 400 works in the collection, the thing that impresses is not the extent, but the percentage of masterpieces, concentrated in a limited total number of rooms.
WHAT TO SEE AT BRERA ART GALLERY
The surprising collection of works of art in Brera, ranges from the fourteenth to the twentieth century.
To know what you should not miss in Brera, please check here.
BOOK YOUR BRERA TOUR WITH ACANTO
According to your plans and schedule, consider that a quick yet enjoyable tour of Brera Art Gallery will take at least an hour and a half.
PERSONALISE YOUR BRERA TOUR
Brera is not only an amazing Art Gallery, but also one of the cosiest district in Milan so, you can make the most of your experience by designing your tour to include more than the tour of the Brera collection, and extend it to include
a stroll through the narrow streets of Brera district with us to discover every secret retracing the enchantment of the canals and following the traces of their presence in the area.
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