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An impressive old library which is worth a visit and which is easily overlooked. The first room is accessible to everyone, the reading room is only for those who use the library (you don't have to live in Milan for it, even foreigners can register).
It is located within the Palazo Brera. I did not initially see the library. I climbed up a set of stairs off one of the long corridors, and I saw the library !
I could visit only the reception area, where I could see very...More
This is a beautiful and grand library, but it is only partially accessible to the general public. The first room (with some old books) is freely accessible, but the main reading hall is only accessible to those seeking to use the library. Another grand hall...More
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Brera captures the real essence of the city. It is an excellent mix between history and modernity, where tradition meets innovation. Here design and beauty reign. On Via Brera there are the famous Pinacoteca (galleries), the National Gallery of Modern and Antique Art, and the Academy of Fine Arts. Interior design boutiques and intellectual cafes are typical of the district. Walking along Via Madonnina is a must to
admire the architecture of buildings and the design stores. On Sundays, going to the local market is an unmissable opportunity for fashion, style and art. Tucked away, there is the Orto Botanico di Brera botanical garden that seems like a painting framed in an ancient fairy structure. Last but not least, it’s worth a visit to Giardini Pubblici Indro Montanelli with its Planetarium, the Civico Museo di Storia Naturale (Natural History Museum).