The Brera Art Gallery

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  The Montefeltro Altarpiece - Piero della Francesca

The Montefeltro Altarpiece - Piero della Francesca

In an ancient Palace, see since the XIII century of the monastic order of the “Umiliati”, is one of Italy’s most renowned national museums. The Art Gallery of Brera was inaugurated in 1809 by Napoleon Bonaparte as a public museum. Although Brera does not boast any work by Leonardo da Vinci there is a vast section dedicated to his followers: Cesare da Sesto, Andrea Solario, Ambrogio de’ Predis, Bernardino Luini. But Brera is an extraordinary shrine of art treasures that displays the best of Italian Renaissance: Andrea Mantegna's "Dead Christ" along with Piero della Francesca's "Pala da Montefeltro"  Among the masterpieces on display works by Andrea Mantegna, Giovanni Bellini's "Pietà", Raphael's "Wedding of the Virgin", Caravaggio's "Supper at Emmaus" are just a few of the iconic masterpieces to be admired.  But Brera has a wide range of paintings from the XIV through the XIX century.

How to get there: subway (line 2 Lanza- Line 3 Montenapoleone). /Opening hours: 8.30 am – 7.15 pm (last admittance: 6.30 pm). /Admission charge.

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