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Brera

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2,751 Reviews
Free admission
Via Pontaccio, Via FatebeneFratelli, Via dei Giardini, Via Monte di Pietà, Via Ponte Vetero and Via Mercato.

The Basics

Brera is one of the most fashionable neighborhoods in Milan for a before-dinner aperitivo and a great place to experience Milan’s excellent food and wine scene, so consider joining a small-group food tour or wine tasting. Food walking tours are also available in Brera.

In addition to strolling through Brera and enjoying the scene, you can visit the neighborhood’s main attraction: the famous Brera Art Gallery (Pinacoteca di Brera), one of Italy’s most important museums, with works by Botticelli, Raphael, Hayez, Titian, Caravaggio, Tintoretto, Piero della Francesca, Rembrandt, Rubens, and Andrea Mantegna. The designer shopping district Quadrilatero d’Oro, where the elegant Milanese head to update their wardrobes, is also nearby.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Milan

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Brera
smazz58, Aug 2019
Food Tour of Brera
Brera Food Tour great when visiting new places always like to try new food and sampling is always good
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Food Tour- a must do when in Milan
francesmacdonagh, Feb 2020
Milan Food Walking Tour of Brera
Georgia was a wonderful knowledgeable guide. She was very enthusiastic and gave us an insight into Milan, it’s history, people , food and wine. Highly recommended.
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Great experience
Judith F, Oct 2019
Milan Food Walking Tour of Brera
Great walking food tour. Good guide. Great stopping place with food and beverages. Enjoyed the ambience of Milan
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welcome to Milan
Travel F, Oct 2019
Milan Food Walking Tour of Brera
The guide on this walking tour of Milan was excellent. The pace was easy and we enjoyed learning about the art district. We had tastes of various foods, loved the lasagna, and wine tasting was interesting. We ended up purchasing wine. Would highly recommend the tour.
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Make Sure You Do This
EileenWPerth, Oct 2019
Milan Food Walking Tour of Brera
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour. We were the only two on the tour so that made it very special and we appreciated the fact it wasn't cancelled due to small numbers. Marella out guide (probably have spelled this incorrectly), was just lovely and gave us so much extra information about Brera and Milan. We had six stops on our tour and we enjoyed each place. We sampled marocchino coffee and pastries at a bakery to start the tour; prosciutto, mortadella and parmigiano reggiano at a salumieri; risotto milanese and prosecco at a trattoria; a lovely red wine from the Piedmont region at at a wine shop; cannelloni, milanese meatballs and veal polpettes at another trattoria and to finish off the most divine gelato at Don Peppinu. Yes it is a bit on the expensive side but we felt we got value for money.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Milan’s Brera neighborhood is one of the most photogenic in the city, so be sure to bring your camera.

  • This area is best explored on foot; choose comfortable shoes and dress for the weather.

  • Brera is paved and well maintained, and is easily managed with a wheelchair or stroller.

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How to Get There

Brera is right in the center of Milan, an easy walk north from the Duomo and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Milan itself is well connected by train to Venice, Florence, and Rome.

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When to Get There

The Brera neighborhood is most vibrant in summer, when cafés spill onto the sidewalks and make for an excellent place to do some serious people-watching. During the day, the main attractions are the area’s boutiques and museum; by night, most gather here for a drink or meal.

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Milan Food Tours

The cosmopolitan city of Milan may not be the first place that comes to mind when thinking about Italian cuisine. So it may be surprising to discover that the city is known both for its fashion and its food, with a variety of traditional dishes rooted in the area’s history and a thriving up-and-coming contemporary food scene, especially in Brera. Consider taking a food-themed walking tour through the neighborhood to experience the city’s gourmet side for yourself.

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