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Milan Skip-the-Line Brera Art Gallery Ticket
"The Brera Art Gallery is located in the Brera Palace former convent of the Humiliati order from the 1300s. Other cultural institutions are also located here such as the Library the Astronomic Observatory the Botanical Garden the Lombard Institute of Sciences and Letters and the Fine Arts Academy. When Milan became capital of the Kingdom of Italy
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Milan Pass Including Duomo Terraces and La Scala
"Pick up your Milan Pass at the Milan Visitor Center in central Milan. Your city pass is valid for 48 hours and includes a coupon book a city map with useful tourist information a guidebook with suggested itineraries and a Milan ‘agenda’ listing all local events and shows for the month. There's no easier way to plan and enjoy your Milan vacation!

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3-Hour Private Guided Tour of Milan Brera District with Pinacoteca di Brera
"The tour guide will meet you in a prearranged place or you can be picked up at your hotel.Together with your tour guide you’ll reach the metro stop Lanza by public transportation the ideal start point of the walking tour around Brera district.Along Via Fiori Chiari you’ll visit inside a contemporary art gallery an antique shop and a typical craft boutique.Your tour guide will leads you to the botanical garden of the Fine Arts Academy a great example of Italian garden with a prestigious past and rare plants.Then walking through the Academy’s arcades and galleries you’ll reach the main courtyard and you’ll see the colossal bronze statue of Napoleon. After climbing the steps of the trionfal staircase you’ll enter in the famed Pinacoteca. The exhibition ranges Giorgio Morandi and De Chirico.The tour ends in Brera close to a metro station
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Pinacoteca Di Brera

Pinacoteca di Brera Gallery starts its history in 1776 when in palazzo belonged to Jesuits disbanded three years earlier was organized first permanent collection of fine arts. It took place when Milan was under the Austrian rule and was the part of Holy Roman Empire. That Jesuit’s Palazzo was also the house for the Academy of fine arts and students had excellent opportunity to familiarize with the masterpieces of the past. Additional acquisitions were made when Napoleon Bonaparte conquered that part of Italy, or as some historians say liberated from Austria. That’s why in the center of the yard you cans see the statue of Emperor Napoleon I. His contribution to Brera’s collection was great. But anyway although he was the great, politician, great military commander and etc, the same time he was the monster and warmonger who is guilty in the death of many millions people. So, he is standing bareassed here pretending to play the Role of mars the Peacemaker. Statue was made by Antonio Canova and installed here 1809. Real Napoleon never had such athletic body, he was short in already had quite big belly by 1809. Museum received a lot masterpieces from the territories occupied by French troops. In 1882 gallery was separated from Academy although they continued their co-existence in the same building.
This gallery is one of “must see places” in Milan.
Museum is open from Tuesday through Sunday from 08:30 to 19:15, on Thursday from 08:30 to 22:15. Museum closed on Mondays. Regular admission is 10 Euros. Visitors are allowed to take non-commercial photo without flash light and tripod.
Admission as three on every first Sunday of the each month, except for provisional exhibitions requiring a separate ticket.
Address: Via Brera 28, Milan
Tel. +39 02 72263 1

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Nov 23, 2016

Bernardino Luini

Bernardino Luini (1480/82-1532) was the North Italian painter from the circle of Leonardo Da Vinci. His canvases are in many famous museums of the world. His wonderful frescoes you can see in the Chiesa San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore. And here in Pinacoteca di Brera you can see Luini’s frescoes from the chapel of San Giuseppe. This Chapel was a part of the Milanese Church of Santa Maria Della Pace and now you can see his wonderful works here in pinacoteca.
Museum is open from Tuesday through Sunday from 08:30 to 19:15, on Thursday from 08:30 to 22:15. Museum closed on Mondays. Regular admission is 10 Euros. Visitors are allowed to take non-commercial photo without flash light and tripod.
Admission as three on every first Sunday of the each month, except for provisional exhibitions requiring a separate ticket.
Address: Via Brera 28, Milan
Tel. +39 02 72263 1


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Nov 23, 2016

Permanent Exhibition

Permanent exhibition of Pinacoteca di Brera is satiated at thirty eight halls of upper floor of Fine Arts Academy building. Here you are going to see the masterpieces of Lombard, Italian and European painting of XIV-XX centuries. Some canvases were bought, some donated by different donators and some were just mercilessly confiscated during the dissolution of religious orders. That fact explains why majority of masterpieces belong to category of so-called sacred art. You are going to see the works of Rafael, Donato Bramante, Piero Della Francesco, Liberale da Verona, Giovanni Baronzio, Vincenzo Foppa, Carlo Crivelli, Ercole de Roberti, Giovanni Angelo di Antonio da Bolognola, Gentile da Fabriano, Luca Signorelli, Gentile and Giovanni Bellini, Andrea Mantegna, Michele Da Verona, Vittore Carpaccio, Pedro Berruguete and even Pablo Picasso. So, take your time and enjoy. You will need at least three hours to visit that gallery.
Museum is open from Tuesday through Sunday from 08:30 to 19:15, on Thursday from 08:30 to 22:15. Museum closed on Mondays. Regular admission is 10 Euros. Visitors are allowed to take non-commercial photo without flash light and tripod.
Admission as three on every first Sunday of the each month, except for provisional exhibitions requiring a separate ticket.
Address: Via Brera 28, Milan
Tel. +39 02 72263 1

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Nov 19, 2016

Sculptures

Sculptures are not the strong side of Pinacoteca di Brera because museum is fixed on the painting of XIV-XX centuries but there are some classic sculptures made mostly in XVIII and XIX centuries. Among them I found the statue of Cesare Beccaria (1738-1794). He was the philosopher, politician and the founder of modern criminology. He was the first who stated that crimes and criminality are the social phenomenons and cannot be purged by harsh penalties. To my mind he was the man who overtook his time and whose ideas are still actual now. Russian Empress Catherine II known as Catherine the Great invited Beccaria to work in Russian Empire but unfortunately he died. His book on “On Crimes and Punishments” is well known to anybody who works in judicial and law enforcements spheres.
Museum is open from Tuesday through Sunday from 08:30 to 19:15, on Thursday from 08:30 to 22:15. Museum closed on Mondays. Regular admission is 10 Euros. Visitors are allowed to take non-commercial photo without flash light and tripod.
Admission as three on every first Sunday of the each month, except for provisional exhibitions requiring a separate ticket.
Address: Via Brera 28, Milan
Tel. +39 02 72263 1

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Nov 19, 2016
 
 
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Luca Signorelli

My story about Pinacoteca di Brera will be not full if I omit such muster as Luca Signorelli (1450-1523). Here you are going to find his “Flagellation of Christ” the well known scene from the Gospels he painted in 1482-1485 for the Church of Santa Maria Del Mercato in Fabriano. Soldiers are shown here as contemporary warriors. They all are well developed physically and they torture defenseless Jesus with visible pleasure. Their commander is drawing his splendid sword with typical Iberian crab shaped hilt from the scabbard and probably wants to join his subordinates, flat hit were usual practice. He wears splendid cuirass polished to reflecting shining. His hand is reflected at his breastplate like in the mirror. That’s why full suits of plate armors called “white armor” in XV century.
Museum is open from Tuesday through Sunday from 08:30 to 19:15, on Thursday from 08:30 to 22:15. Museum closed on Mondays. Regular admission is 10 Euros. Visitors are allowed to take non-commercial photo without flash light and tripod.
Admission as three on every first Sunday of the each month, except for provisional exhibitions requiring a separate ticket.
Address: Via Brera 28, Milan
Tel. +39 02 72263 1

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Nov 19, 2016

Storage Rooms

Any museum in our world has similar problems. All museums are complaining about the lack of halls and space to put all their artifacts. Usually museums can display in their permanent exhibitions 10 or 15 percents of their artifacts. All others are in the storage. Here in Pinacoteca di Brera you can observe its storage rooms through the glass walls and doors. Restoration workshop is behind the glass wall too. So, you can observe the process of restoration.
Museum is open from Tuesday through Sunday from 08:30 to 19:15, on Thursday from 08:30 to 22:15. Museum closed on Mondays. Regular admission is 10 Euros. Visitors are allowed to take non-commercial photo without flash light and tripod.
Admission as three on every first Sunday of the each month, except for provisional exhibitions requiring a separate ticket.
Address: Via Brera 28, Milan
Tel. +39 02 72263 1

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Nov 18, 2016

Andrea Mantegna And Other Masters

In Pinacoteca di Brera you are going to find excellent collection of religious art with dead Christ and Lamentation of Christ. These are the saddest and most desperate moments of Jesus Christ story because if Jesus failed to resurrect then all Christians could lose their faith and hopes. Different painters were showing the desperation and sadness of those events in different ways. Andrea Mantegna (1431-1506) painted the best canvas with Dead Christ and Lamentation in 1483. He used minimal colors to stress bloodless body of Jesus but he succeeded in producing maximal numbers of tints and undertints. Giovanni Belini (1430/33-1516) painted his Pieta in absolutely different way. And if you have a look at the “Christ in the tomb with two Angels” painted by Spanish painter Pedro Berruguete (1450-1504) you will another, absolutely different way to paint that subject. To my mind Mantegna created the best.
Museum is open from Tuesday through Sunday from 08:30 to 19:15, on Thursday from 08:30 to 22:15. Museum closed on Mondays. Regular admission is 10 Euros. Visitors are allowed to take non-commercial photo without flash light and tripod.
Admission as three on every first Sunday of the each month, except for provisional exhibitions requiring a separate ticket.
Address: Via Brera 28, Milan
Tel. +39 02 72263 1

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Nov 18, 2016

Gentile And Giovanni Bellini

In the hall number 8 of Pinacoteca di Brera you are going to find huge, I would say monumental canvas created by Italian painter in second half of XV and beginning of XVI centuries. Among them is “Saint Marc is preaching at Alexandria of Egypt” painted by Gentile Bellini (1429-1507) and Giovanni Bellini (1430/33-1516). Both brothers are among the best Venetian painter of mentioned period and represented canvas is confirmation of their talent. Be, patient take your time and enjoy learning all characters of that masterpiece, at last you will find even camels and giraffe here.
One important notice. Toilets (Restrooms) are situated here in the hall number 8, just in case.
Museum is open from Tuesday through Sunday from 08:30 to 19:15, on Thursday from 08:30 to 22:15. Museum closed on Mondays. Regular admission is 10 Euros. Visitors are allowed to take non-commercial photo without flash light and tripod.
Admission as three on every first Sunday of the each month, except for provisional exhibitions requiring a separate ticket.
Address: Via Brera 28, Milan
Tel. +39 02 72263 1

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Michele Da Verona

In the hall number 8 of Pinacoteca di Brera you are going to find huge, let me say monumental canvas created by Italian painter in second half of XV and beginning of XVI centuries. Among them “The Crucifixion” painted by Michele di Zenone also known as Michele Da Verona (1470-1536/1544) is especially noticeable. That canvas shows the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ between two thieves and robbers. You are going to find hire many characters from the Gospels, Jesus’ mother lost her consciences, and Mary Magdalene with other women help her. We can also see Joseph of Arimathea and converted Longinus the Centurion just recovered his vision. This canvas is so huge that you will need enough time to research it because the backgrounds are painted also brilliantly and very detailed.
One important notice. Toilets (Restrooms) are situated here in the hall number 8, just in case.
Museum is open from Tuesday through Sunday from 08:30 to 19:15, on Thursday from 08:30 to 22:15. Museum closed on Mondays. Regular admission is 10 Euros. Visitors are allowed to take non-commercial photo without flash light and tripod.
Admission as three on every first Sunday of the each month, except for provisional exhibitions requiring a separate ticket.
Address: Via Brera 28, Milan
Tel. +39 02 72263 1

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Nov 17, 2016

Vittore Carpaccio

Vittore Carpaccio (1460-1525/26) is one of the most famous and brightest painters of Venetian School of Art and he no needs in any additional advertisement. Pinacoteca di Brera has two his canvas in its permanent exhibition. You are going to see his “Dispute of Saint Stephen the Protomartyr with the aldermen of Sanhedrim” painted in 1514 and “Marriage of Mary and Joseph” painted between 1502 and1504.
Museum is open from Tuesday through Sunday from 08:30 to 19:15, on Thursday from 08:30 to 22:15. Museum closed on Mondays. Regular admission is 10 Euros. Visitors are allowed to take non-commercial photo without flash light and tripod.
Admission as three on every first Sunday of the each month, except for provisional exhibitions requiring a separate ticket.
Address: Via Brera 28, Milan
Tel. +39 02 72263 1

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Nov 16, 2016

Frescoes From The Church Of Santa Maria Dei Servi

Old Church of Santa Maria dei Servi was situated at present day Corso Vittorio Emanuele. Unfortunately that church was demolished in beginning of XIX century to built new church of San Carlo at the same place. Detached frescoes were put on the canvas and preserved until they were donated to Pinacoteca di Brera in 1847. My favorite is “Madonna and Child, with Saint Catherine, Saint Ursula, Saint George and donator Theodoric of Chur. This fresco was painted by Lombardian painter Simone da Corbetta in 1382. Saint George is painted as the knight of last quarter of XIV century in splendid full suit of plate armor. Theodoric the Lord of Chur in Switzerland is painted kneeling, in full suit of plate armor and yellow jupon over the armor. Another wonderful fresco of Madonna and Child with God Father and Angels were painted by Ambrogio da Fossano also known as Bergognone between 1488 and 1494. This fresco was also in the church of Santa Maria dei Servi. These frescoes you can find in the hall number one.
Museum is open from Tuesday through Sunday from 08:30 to 19:15, on Thursday from 08:30 to 22:15. Museum closed on Mondays. Regular admission is 10 Euros. Visitors are allowed to take non-commercial photo without flash light and tripod.
Admission as three on every first Sunday of the each month, except for provisional exhibitions requiring a separate ticket.
Address: Via Brera 28, Milan
Tel. +39 02 72263 1


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Nov 14, 2016

Halls 20 And 21

You are going to find excellent examples of Italian fine Arts in the halls number 20 and 21. It was transitional period not only in Italian but entire European painting. Majority of canvas still show you famous religious scenes. I attached some favorite works from these halls. They are Saint George by Giovanni Luteri (1479-1542). Traditional Saint George is shown as the warrior but here he armed as the infantryman of first half of XVI century. And another masterpiece is “Adoration of Magi” painted by Lorenzo Costa (1460-1533). Here we can see different people from different social groups dressed according the fashion typical for the period of 1498-1502. This is wonderful source of information on the fashion, arms and armor and even shackles. So, Lorenzo Costa as usually is magnificent!
Museum is open from Tuesday through Sunday from 08:30 to 19:15, on Thursday from 08:30 to 22:15. Museum closed on Mondays. Regular admission is 10 Euros. Visitors are allowed to take non-commercial photo without flash light and tripod.
Admission as three on every first Sunday of the each month, except for provisional exhibitions requiring a separate ticket.
Address: Via Brera 28, Milan
Tel. +39 02 72263 1

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Getting to Pinacoteca di Brera

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Via Brera, 28

Hours

  • Sunday 08:30 to 19:15
  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 08:30 to 19:15
  • Wednesday 08:30 to 19:15
  • Thursday 08:30 to 19:15
  • Friday 08:30 to 19:15
  • Saturday 08:30 to 19:15

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