One of the most important and significant Art Galleries in Italy. It exhibits one of the most famous collections of paintings mainly from Northern Italy. The collection goes from ancient masterpieces to contemporary art. The gallery is located within the homonymous palace of Brera, which was originally the site of a former convent, which was built by the religious order of the Humiliated friars. Then the Jesuits established their own convent and lived there until they were remouved at the end of the XVIII century. However, it was Napoleon Bonaparte who wanted to open the Art Gallery, on the model of the Louvre in Paris. The Art Gallery was located alongside the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera in order to display the most important masterpieces of the artistic production of the Kingdom of Italy to the benefit of the students of the academy. Among the many works, you can admire the famous “Marriage of the Virgin” by Raphael Sanzio, the “Pity” by Giovanni Bellini, the “Dead Christ” by Andrea Mantegna. Works of local artists such as Bernardino Luini, Gaudenzio Ferrari, Vincenzo Foppa, Bergognone and Bramantino. There are also paintings by Correggio, Tiepolo, Canaletto and Pellizza da Volpedo, the “Supper at Emmaus” by Caravaggio and the “Città che sale” by Boccioni. By visiting the Brera Art Gallery is inevitable retrace the entire history of Italian art.
Time length: about 2 hours.
How can I get there: Subway MM2 green line Lanza stop; MM3 Yellow line Montenapoleone stop; MM1 red line Cairoli stop; bus: 61 via Pontaccio/via Monte di Pietà stop; tram 1 – 2 – 12 – 14 via Cusani stop; 4 Lanza stop