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Brera District

Via Pontaccio, Via FatebeneFratelli, Via dei Giardini, Via Monte di Pieta, Via Ponte Vetero and Via Mercato., Milan, Italy (Centro Storico)
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As featured in 3 days in Milan
Ranked #30 of 364 attractions in Milan
Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: An artsy, bohemian-type neighborhood hosting a number of high-quality leather shops, great for purses, shoes and clothes.
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57 reviews 57 reviews
40 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

we've walked toward the nice alleys of Brera neighborhood to catch to the Brera Gallery.Milan is not my favorite city in Italy, but this area is really calm and historical.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

A short stroll from La Scala along the Via Verdi, lies the lovely Brera district, a chic and picturesque area of cobbled streets, fashionable boutiques and varied eateries. Also in this district is the Academy of Fine Arts and the Brera Art Gallery.

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Warsaw, Poland
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Go for a walk through beautiful unique streets where you can see many posh shops and typical italian restaurants where you get delicious pizza.

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Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
50 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

Atmospheric with many expensive shops and plenty of good places to eat and drink. You can wander for hours and admire the architecture.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Great area for exploring...with its charming streets and architecture. Lots of good restaurants, cafes, bars, unique shops and above all the Pinacoteca di Brera! Good choice for spending an entire day walking, seeing the museum, lunch and shopping.

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387 reviews 387 reviews
104 attraction reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Brera is the kind of area you wish every city has one. It was lively, fun, interesting, and, above all, very cool. Walking along its lanes you find good-looking people enjoying good-looking meals at good-looking restaurants. Brera looks like a nice place where you can hang out with friends while having wine and pizzas. There were quaint shops selling a... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We stayed in Brera (Brera apartments) for a long weekend. The area is fantastic with an array of shops, bars, cafes and restaurants around every corner. The streets are pretty and a lot less crowded than in the area surrounding the Duomo. The artists shops are great to have a look in the windows of and make you wish you... More

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Fremont, California
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Loved the Brera Museum and the art school it sits above. The architecture of the building is incredible and worth it even without the incredible paintings from the 14th - 19th centuries. Worth a visit! After you can head out for shopping or a glass of wine across the way. Lots of markets, too!

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81 reviews 81 reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We took a cab to the Brera district and strolled the lane-ways and streets enjoying the eclectic mix of high end & variety of other retail, restaurants and cafes, and fortune tellers sitting at their tables encouraging passers by to sit and 'see into their futures'. We ate a lovely meal at Nabucco and generally had a delightful evening in... More

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Mechelen, Belgium
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

The Brera area was well known as an artist neighbourhood. Now it is full of restaurants and high priced stores. The nostalgia is a little bit lost. The future readers are the only artists that remain

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