The Brera district is a charming artists’ neighborhood and a place of bohemian atmosphere, sometimes provocatively referred as “the Milanese Montmartre”. With a wide selection of restaurants, bars, design, fashion, antique and art shops, colorful street markets, as well as the traditional fortune tellers (we call it “maga” here), it’s a shopping itinerary full of surprises. It is with no doubt one of the most evocative areas in Milan, once populated mainly by artists, that has partly survived to modern reconstruction, so its original character has not changed that much. Located very close to Duomo in the historical center, this slice of Milanese life will make you forget about the city’s “hustle-bustle” reputation. This is a very pleasant place to stroll around with your furry friends, getting lost in a maze of narrow, pretty, cobblestoned streets. This is also the place to admire the Milanese architecture, the balconies with overflowing flower pot, before indulging  yourself with a number of food and beverage temptations (most of them are pet friendly). During the nice weather, cafe life spills onto the sidewalks and makes it an excellent place to do some serious “people-watching”.  There are also several churches in the Brera district, many of which have a similar architecture style on the outside and are free to enter if you’re looking for a break from either hot sun or chilly rain. In particular 2 of them (San Simpliciano and Convento di S.Angelo) are pet friendly and you will also be admitted to join the mass with your faithful 4 legged friends. Isn’t this PAWesome ?

Apart from just strolling around and hanging out with your 2 and 4 legged friends, the main attraction in the neighborhood is the Pinacoteca of Brera, a fantastic art museum with works of Botticelli, Raphael, Hayez, Titian, Caravaggio, Tintoretto, Mantegna, Piero della Francesca, Rembrandt, and Rubens. Unfortunately such a big culture is not (yet) “pet friendly” thus if you want to get the chance for a “culture shower” CLICK HERE and book your professional dog sitter. You will plunge into culture while we will play with your pooch and have fun at the Sempione Park … yes we know you already envy us …

Brera District – map
M 2 Moscova (green line), M2 Lanza (green line), or just walk from Duomo, the Gallery, La Scala, Via Brera, for approximately 15 minutes
Shopping during the day and fine dining at night, this is one of the most relaxing places to take a break from the “hard tourist life”.
Walk around Via Fiori Chiari, Via della Madonnina, Corso Garibaldi at night.



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