Orto Botanico di Brera
Orto Botanico di Brera
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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The area
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Neighborhood: Centro Storico
The pulsating core of Milan is in Centro. Duomo Square is enclosed by the gothic cathedral, the historic icon of Milan. However, shopping is what draws most crowds to this area. The classy and versatile Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II with luxury boutiques and high quality restaurants will turn any shopping or lunch expedition into a royal experience. Head to the rooftop of the flagship La Rinascente to enjoy the view of the animated square with a panorama of the Duomo. The Corso Vittorio Emanuele II is the street for high-end shopping. Brands of all kinds and street artists attract the attention of all visitors; while at Via Santa Radegonda 16, Luini Panzerotti is a much appreciated street food shop providing unimaginable culinary experiences. If shopping takes its toll on you, consider visiting Castello Sforzesco, a 15th century castle housing several museums. Those looking to relax can go to Parco Sempione, where nature provides respite from the energy of this dynamic and international city.
How to get there
  • Montenapoleone • 4 min walk
  • Lanza • 7 min walk
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Scott B
Wantagh, NY685 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
During the summer there is a lot of activity here, but overall it is a large park not a botanical garden with a lot of well maintained plants and gardens to see. We walked all of the way around and through it, and it was hot so we laid down and took a nap in the shade. Bathrooms are scarce, and port-a-potty type so they aren't clean or sanitary. We did stop by a small pond with ducks a few statues and had a drink at one of a few small cafe's since it was so hot during our visit. Maybe it would be better in the spring if flowers are blooming assuming they may have died back for the year when we visited.
Written November 9, 2021
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mel26092016
London, UK34 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
This garden was lovely. The herbs and plants were abundant and lush. It gave you a sense of peace away from a very busy city. Unfortunately my husband and I both got bitten here so just beware. Would be nicer if more seating areas but a lovely place.
Written May 25, 2024
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MikeWells90
Brighton and Hove, UK2,065 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Couples
It is a bit difficult to find. Go through the court yard
of the Brera's Museum/University and walk along
the corridor opposite. At the end turn right down
another corridor and the door leading to the garden
is off to the left. Entrance to the garden is about
20 m along to the right outside the door.

It is a must see if you are interested in gardens, trees,
plants or just looking for a quiet place to sit and relax
in a quiet place in the centre of Milan. Completely
unsuitable for children. So take your little darlings
somewhere else please. The gardens are, however,
popular with studious looking Italian students.

Look out for two large ginkgo trees, one female one
male next to the garden wall in the corner to the right
furthest from the garden entrance.
Written September 25, 2016
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Easy1983
Italy348 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Couples
free access
open from 10 to 21

to reach it you have to enter in the court of Brera's museum/University.

at the upcoming of expo, inside there are a lot of installations about parfums! it's a opportunity to smell ancient parfums and to watch (and know) unknown types of plants.

It is a small garden, full of green with few chairs where time seems to stand still! lift up your eyes and you will find the astronomical observatory
Written April 23, 2015
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Trish M
Sydney, Australia289 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Couples
We went on the off chance the garden was open, as the information we had said only open on weekdays. But this was a Sunday and there were lots of people. Even though it is not a large area, all the people were an added attraction. Everyone wandered serenely up and down the garden beds, pausing, discussing and smelling the leaves and flowers.

Fascinating groupings of wheats and garlics. Even though we speak very little Italian the Latin botanical names are quite universal, enabling us to easily identify many of the plants.

There are seats in the shade which are delightful for resting plus people watching.

No charge for entry.
Written June 5, 2014
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Stephen J
Leighton Buzzard, UK152 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017
After visiting the Brera art gallery, I stumbled across the associated botanic garden at the back and side. The garden has some interesting collections which were being used by a school group when I was there. I was impressed by the huge Gingko trees.
Written May 17, 2017
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FactotumDellaCitta
London, UK3,981 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Couples
To access this botanic garden, one has to walk through the Palazzo di Brera all the way to its back and then turn right. It's a lovely garden, although it did not look especially grand in the middle of winter. Entrance is free.
Written January 21, 2017
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Christopher P
Scarborough, UK243 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Couples
Yes it was hidden away in more or less the Centre of Milan. Worth hunting it out, it is free entry so nothing to pay
Written April 23, 2016
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Deborah K
22 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Small garden tucked away and quite hard to find. Limited opening hours - would advise you check before you go. We went on the morning and spent about an hour there. Go when the weather's dry as there is no shelter. Everything is labelled well and there are some interesting beds and borders to view. It's very rustic and that's it's charm. A very pleasant visit.
Written November 9, 2014
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sbspeedo1
London, UK623 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Family
Tucked away, you wouldn't even know it is there if you didn't look. Rows apon rows of veggies, herbs and an array of other plants. A really relaxing spot to get away from the hustle and bustle of Milan and relax for a little while. Once inside you wouldn't even know you were in a city!
Written September 27, 2014
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