Pinacoteca di Brera is special because as an art gallery, it also houses the Brera Art Academy. This means, you get a glimpse of art students walking down hallways, classrooms, and lecture halls before heading to the second floor for some serious art viewing. Why serious? Because this inconspicuous building in Via Brera 28 is one of the most important museum in the European world. It houses some of the most notable paintings, namely,
Madonna of the Cherubim by Andrea Mantegna.
Well, they have more than just four paintings of course – but these five are my favourites. For some odd reason, the museum is almost empty with just me and two to three other visitors lurking in the corridors. It is a welcoming respite from the crazy crowds that happened in London, Paris and Berlin prior.
If you are in Milan, don’t miss this.