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Milan: Brera District & Pinacoteca Guided Experience

1. Milan: Brera District & Pinacoteca Guided Experience

Start your day of adventure at the famous Pinacoteca, Milan's premier art gallery, housing some of the world's most important classical paintings. With this tour, you will get to experience a 2 hour guided experience through the gallery with a monolingual tour guide. Don't miss this unique opportunity to visit the Pinacoteca and be hypnotized by Milan's most famous collection of paintings. The gallery has on offer, artworks by masters like Raffaello, Caravaggio, Hayez and many others. Enhance your experience walking amongst these relics with a friendly and informative guide who can teach you about the works and the artists themselves.  Follow up your tour of the art gallery with a stroll through the charming street of Brera and immerse yourself in the magical atmosphere. Your guide will be sure to show you the abundance of small artisans and local shops of canvas, perfumes and so on that make this place so captivating.

Milan: The Milan Pass City Card

2. Milan: The Milan Pass City Card

See the best of Milan at your own pace, and save money with the handy 2-day Milan Pass, offering free entrance to museums, and discounts at affiliated businesses worth more than EUR 300. Your Milan Pass is valid for 48 hours from the moment you pick it up, and is available with 2 exclusive transport options to get the best out of your stay. Choose a Milan Pass with Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Ticket and tour the city on board the open-top double-decker bus. Available 7 days a week, the bus runs over 3 lines with more than 40 stops. Learn more from the on board audio commentary, available in 8 languages (including 3 exclusive commentaries for kids). A Milan Pass with ATM Public Transport Ticket gets you access to 5 metro lines and more than 100 tram and bus lines. Enjoy free, unlimited 48-hour travel on the city’s public transport system using one simple ticket. You can even purchase the full package and get a Milan Pass with both the hop-on hop-off sightseeing ticket, and access to the ATM public transport system. Enjoy free entrance to city attractions such as: Access to the Duomo Cathedral Rooftop terraces (by lift) La Scala Museum and Theatre Pinacoteca Ambrosiana Museum of Science and Technology Triennale Design Museum Casa Milan – Mondo Milan Museum Leonardo 3 – “The World of Leonardo” interactive museum Vigna di Leonardo – Leonardo’s Vineyard Bagatti Valsecchi Museum Museo d’Arte e Scienza – Art and Science MuseumNavigli Canal Cruise (spring/summer period)Shuttle bus to outlet stores

The Secrets of Brera: the District & Pinacoteca Guided Tour

3. The Secrets of Brera: the District & Pinacoteca Guided Tour

Brera is synonymous with art, charm, history and evokes the artists and intellectuals, who regularly frequented the district in the past. Furthermore, it’s home of the Accademia di Belle Arti, where are located: the Pinacoteca, where visitors can admire Milan’s famous paintings collection; the Braidense National Library, the Astronomical Museum and the Botanical Garden.   Walking through the neighborhood, visitors will be hypnotized by a magical environment, due to small artisan’s shops and traditional stores selling canvases and paints. During this 2-hour guided tour, you will have the opportunity to find out one of the most suggestive district located in the heart of the city as well as the place where the most important paintings are conserved: the Pinacoteca di Brera.   The tour starts with a walking tour through the charming and small streets of Brera, in order to discover the secrets behind this district. Then, the visit will continue inside the Pinacoteca di Brera, where you will admire paintings made by important artists as Mantegna, Raffaello, Caravaggio, Hayez, Modigliani, Boccioni and many others.   The itinerary has been rigorously selected with the help of certified guides in order to show you more than just the great masterpieces everyone knows. You are guaranteed a professional, monolingual and, of course, an enjoyable experience. Prepare yourself for an exciting journey through one the most suggestive districts of Milan!

Milan: Leonardo's Vineyard & Sforza Castle with Audioguide

4. Milan: Leonardo's Vineyard & Sforza Castle with Audioguide

Download a self-guided tour of Sforza Castle and Leonardo's Vineyard. Listen to the audio guide explain the history, culture, and facts of these two iconic sites of Milan. Begin your tour by scanning your QR code to download the app and install your chosen content. The app will help you navigate Milan and show you the most picturesque short walking route from Leonardo's Vineyard to the Sforza Castle. Start the tour at Leonardo's Vineyard. With reserved entry, discover the forgotten story tying Leonardo da Vinci to Milan. The Vineyard was one of Leonardo’s most treasured possessions. Today, it has been brought back to life and its original vines have been restored, ready for you to discover. Continue your self-guided adventure at Sforza Castle. Explore a vast fortress that was once one of the largest of its kind in Europe. Learning about its fascinating history as you see historic displays and iconic works of art by the likes of Michelangelo and da Vinci. You can also enjoy a self-guided audio tour of Milan via the app. Use the navigation functionality on suggested walking routes as you are immersed in the culture and history of the city. See iconic landmarks including Duomo di Milano, Sforza Castle, Santa Maria delle Grazie and Sempione Park.

Milan: 3-Hour Brera Neighborhood Private Art Tour & Gallery

5. Milan: 3-Hour Brera Neighborhood Private Art Tour & Gallery

Enjoy a private Tour to Brera, a quarter located in Milan, for three hours with a private tour guide that will show you the neighborhood and the picture gallery of the district. Once you meet with your private tour guide, you will go ahead to your destination. In this tour, you will have the opportunity to discover Brera, a quarter of Milan known for being small and elegant with a bohemian touch that houses many options for shopping and going out for a drink or dinner in Milan. You will visit the Brera Art Gallery also known as the Brera Pinacoteca which contains one of the most outstanding and extensive collections of Italian painting. The Brera Art Gallery houses more than 400 works of art ranging from the 14th century to avant-garde works that represente the triumph of Italian art in the world. You will admire works of art of the most important artists like Caravaggio, Rafael, Bellini and important works of arts like the Recumbent Christ and The Marriage of the Virgin. Once you finish, your private tour guide will leave you on your centrally located hotel in Milan or in a meeting point of the city.

Milan: Brera Gallery Private Tour

6. Milan: Brera Gallery Private Tour

With your expert local guide and your private group, explore centuries of Italian art at one of Milan's exceptional galleries. Begin your tour outside the gallery in front of the Napoleon Bonaparte statue. You may wonder why he is suited like the Roman god Mars, and what significance he has with the gallery. Listen to the influence Napoleon had on this incredible gallery, and how it acquired such a massive collection of masterpieces. As you make your way through the gallery, witness some of the most influential artists of the Renaissance, many of them religiously themed. These works were formerly hung to adorn churches and cathedrals, such as Raphael's 'Marriage of the Virgin', and the 'Pieta' by Giovanni Bellini. You'll even see a rare surviving painting by Bramante, the first architect of St Peter's Basilica in Rome. Hear stories of the greatest artists of the Venetian School such as Titan who was popular with the popes, princes and doge's, and Tintoretto. You will not only enjoy these fabulous creations, but also understand how they have been resorted in the transparent restoration laboratory. Learn about the restoration process and the great lengths taken to maintain these precious paintings. Finally you will be brought to more recent times with Modern Art. See several samples of 20th century styles, as well as Francesco Hayez's most famous painting - 'The Kiss', and Umberto Bocconi's futuristic 'Riot in the Gallery'. Get acquainted with Amedeo Modigliani's modern style which he developed in Paris, and Giorgio de Chirico's metaphysical art.

Milan: Private City Highlights Tour with Milan Cathedral

7. Milan: Private City Highlights Tour with Milan Cathedral

Discover the top sights in Milan on this car, van, or bus tour that suits the size of your private group. View both the classic and modern sides of the city as you see attractions like the Porta Nova district, the CityLife tower, and the Ambrosiana Art Gallery. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation or place of choice in Millan. Relax on the drive in an air-conditioned vehicle that has plenty of space for you and your party. Enter the Gothic Milan Cathedral to marvel at countless sculptures, galleries and details that make up this timeless architectural masterpiece. Capture pictures of its marble interior façade to share with friends. Gaze up at the Madonnina sculpture located at its highest point. Drive through the historic center to view the Ambrosiana Art Gallery, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping area, Piazza Mercanti square, the Teatro alla Scala opera house and the Royal Palace. Head to modern Milan to see the Porta Nova business district. Look up at the CityLife tower. Take in the vibe at the contemporary Piazza Gae Aulenti and Piazza Alvar Aalto squares. Return to your accommodation or your desired destination in the city center.

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What people are saying about Brera Picture Gallery

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 492 reviews

It was a wonderful experience! Laura is the best guide ever!! She is very passionate and explained everything about the paintings and also she had a lot of fun/odd facts about the artists or the meaning behind the masterpieces. Would highly recommend to take the guided tour.

Our guide was wonderful. I have been a docent for many years in USA museums so I know a good tour. She brought the paintings to life. Both for the Museum and guide this is my favourite memory of Milan.

We had some extra time in Milan, so we chose to see the vineyard. The villa is amazing to walk through and the grounds are beautiful. The audio is very informative.

A complete package including means of transport and visits Excellent value for money

Super smooth process. Picked up tickets and then started exploring right away