Galleries (Brera, Ambrosiana...), Milan
When in Milan you cannot miss BRERA area, it isa very pitoresque part of the city with its restaurants, narrow streets and out of ordinary stores.
We call Brera the area of the city roughly delimited by corso Garibaldi - via Ponte Vetero - via Mercatoon the West side, via dell'Orso on the South, via Brera - via Solferino on the East, and bastioni di Porta Nuova North. You can begin your walk from the Moscova underground station and take Corso Garibaldi to the South. The larger streets have plenty of bars and creative shops, with old style and design cafés, and the aroma of fresh bread and focacce coming out of bakeries.
Favorite thing: We also went to the art museum Pinacoteca Ambrosiana. We paid 7.5 Euro to get into the museum itself and here you can see works by Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Caravaggio and many, many others. The painting "Portrait of a musician" is one of the more famous paintings in the museum and it has been painted by da Vinci. I'm not sure if I understand why this has become so famous or what is so different about this compared to other portraits. Once again we were not allowed to take any pictures. Why is that by the way? Are they afraid that the flash will ruin the painting? Or are they afraid that people won't come to see it if they have seen it on the net? The museum seemed to have been refurbished lately and well looked after. But I do get tired pretty fast when walking around in slow a slow pace in places like this so we didnýt really stay long.
Visit the area of Brera in the evening. You will find a lot of nice pubs and restaurants. If the weather is fine you will find fortune tellers in the street who will read your future from your hand and via the cards. Good for meeting people.
Fondest memory: Look around and see how people behave.(movements and talking)
You will learn a lot about the italian mentality looking to the peoples behaviour.
visit the pinacoteca di brera, be prepared to spend a entire afternoon there, and in the brera area as well.
Fondest memory: my fondest memories are the people and the food.....not to mention the beer and wine!