Orto Botanico di Brera

Orto Botanico di Brera, Milan: Hours, Address, Orto Botanico di Brera Reviews: 4/5

Orto Botanico di Brera
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: 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
  • Lanza • 5 min walk
  • Montenapoleone • 6 min walk
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179 reviews
Excellent
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Terrible
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Scott B
Wantagh, NY545 contributions
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 9 November 2021
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Chris
Zurich, Switzerland1,121 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
A green gem in this city. It is a typical botancical garden with some attractions such as big trees or a dicksonia antarctica.
Written 13 October 2021
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differentname
Woodbridge, CT2,597 contributions
Sep 2019
...but it is still a nice place to visit and introduce children to the bounty of the planet and the joys that can be reaped from cultivation.

Medicinal plants have been grown here for over 200 years.

Two of the oldest Gingko Trees in Europe, a male and female to keep each other company.

Come and visit or study under the wisteria in full bloom...when it is in full bloom.
Written 16 October 2019
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d k
New York, New York, United States29 contributions
Sep 2019
beautifully maintained secret space in center of milan amazingly quiet oasis down hidden pathway highly recommended and the art work brilliant en route
Written 7 October 2019
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SPAN_Edgbaston
Birmingham UK86 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
We had been walking around Milan all morning in a heatwave. We were brave and walked through the cool university building and out to this little gem. Small but perfectly-formed little garden, with fountain and separate areas containing plants from various areas of the world. Lots of labels telling you what the plants were. Plenty of benches on which to sit and admire the view, including the old wall of the building. Cafe and toilets. And what’s more, it’s free!
Written 8 July 2019
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Marina
Santa Fe, NM174 contributions
Apr 2019
I usually stop in to the Brera to look at paintings each visit to Milan. It was closed, but I discovered their Botanical Gardens. You walk down hallways of the art school and into this civilized place. Since the middle ages this has been a place of study. Just the right amount of fuss and wildness. People walking around enjoying springtime leafing and budding.
Written 8 May 2019
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Lauren T
7 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
Save a visit to this garden for when you're feeling overwhelmed by the pace of Milan. While it is not a very lush garden, it is an exceedingly tranquil place to simply relax; it's clear that a lot of care has gone into its planning and upkeep. Garden-lovers will be happy, but it's not a tourist attraction in the sense of museums or cathedrals -- anyone visiting and expecting entertainment will of course be disappointed. And of course it's free, so no one has a right to complain about a lack of engaging attractions or interpretive signs, here. It is hard to find the entrance, but on the bright side, that keeps it from being busy.
Written 3 April 2019
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andrewjpatten
Brisbane, Australia65 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
Nice and peaceful. Limited opening hours in August. Boron is not fascinating, but enjoyed sitting in the shade whilst children ran around. The quietest place in Milan.
Written 20 August 2018
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Melind72
440 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
in the geart of luxury district between bulgari hotel and mandarin oriental. the frenetic city seems far far away. you heard birds voice and ypu watch nest. one of the most romantic corner in milano
Written 11 July 2018
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Leon A
Plovdiv, Bulgaria512 contributions
Jul 2018 • Friends
There is a reason for the free entance: there is absolutely nothing special. The garden is very small. It is hard to find the entance.
It is a nice garden but definitely not worth visiting it unless you are in the neighborhood and have nothing better to do.
Written 1 July 2018
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