Brera is one of the most peculiar and lively neighbourhoods in Milan and surrounds via Brera, the 18th century Palazzo Cusani, the Palazzo Citterio and the majestic Palazzo Brera, the seat of the famous Pinacoteca. The name stems from old Lombardic “brayda” meaning a land either cleared of trees or naturally lacking them.
At a previous time it was an access point for the city, through Pusterla Beatrice, at the end of via Brera, but since the 19th century it started to be frequented by artists of the Academy that turned it into a cutured neighbourhood. Its curvy streets framed the main cultural movements of the city. Nowadays Brera neighbourhood is a trendy and charming area both daily and nightly and the rent fees are extremely pricey. In Brera neighbourhood you can find the best bistros, clubs with live music, restaurants and many trendy pubs.
The iconic Bar Jamaica, opened in 1911, was the meeting point of Milanese artists such as Piero Manzoni and Lucio Fontana during the Forties and the Fifties. This enjoyable promenade discloses suggestive and quiet spots of Milan. Santa Maria del Carmine church is also a must-see.