Brera is a district of , . It is located within the and it is centered on Brera street. The name stems from Medieval Italian "braida" or "brera", derived from Old Lombardic "brayda", meaning a land expanse either cleared of trees or naturally lacking them.

Landmarks in the Area

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The Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, also known as the Accademia di Brera or Brera Academy, is a state-run tertiary public academy of fine arts in , Italy. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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Napoleon as Mars the Peacemaker is a bronze cast of the marble sculpture of the same name by Antonio Canova.

The Pinacoteca di Brera is the main public gallery for paintings in , Italy. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Localities in the Area

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Piazza Cordusio is a square in central , . Photo: Paolobon140, CC BY-SA 4.0.

The Quadrilatero della moda, or Via Montenapoleone fashion district, is a high-class shopping…

Porta Tenaglia was one of the gates of the old Spanish walls of , .


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