Pinacoteca di Brera is one of the most influential art galleries in Milan and in Italy, located in a baroque-style palazzo built in the 17th century. The Milan Academy of Arts is also housed here. This beautiful building had belonged to Jesuit college at some point, and in 1809 Napoleon, after conquering Milan, established an educational body for the students of the Academy of Arts here. In 1882 Pinacoteca di Brera was separated from the Academy and turned into an art gallery.
38 rooms of the palazzo display priceless art pieces from the masters of Italian paining of 15th-19th centuries. There are masterpieces by Rafael, Mantegna, Giovanni Bellini, Tintoretto, Donato Bramante, Vincenzo Foppa, Piero della Francesca, Caravaggio, Modigliani. Two rooms are dedicated to the great Flemish artists - Rembrandt, Rubens, Van Dyck, and one room is devoted to the impressionists of the 20th century.
The Brera Art Gallery is open to visitors from Tuesday to Sunday, 8:30 am to 7:15 pm (last admission - 6:40 pm), each ticket costs 6в‚¬.