Brera Design District is one of the most popular neighbourhood of Milan and particularly during Design Week it becomes a hotspot for creativity and innovation.
The Brera Design District owes its name to the main street that crosses this area of the city (Via Brera) where the Accademia delle Belle Arti (School of Arts) and the Pinacoteca di Brera (National Museum) are.
The co-existance of these two renowned institutions made of the Brera Design District, since the beginning of the XXth century, a popular destination for creative minds, artists and designers. It has been considered as the most bohemian and non-conformist neighbourhood of Milan.
It features a wide range of bars ad restaurants with their seating areas on the narrow and cobbled streets that lead the visitors of Milan in a tour of an unusually silent corner of Milan.
Silence leaves room to the crowds of visitors and locals when it comes to the aperitivo time. The Brera Design District is a must-see when it comes to the Milanese nightlife, especially during the Design Week.
Bars and cafès alternate with art galleries, vintage furniture stores and almost a hundred permanent showrooms which during the month of April open their doors to everyone for a seven days marathon dedicated to architecture and interior decor.
If you wish to have a tour of this exciting and lively neighbourhood make sure to catch the green line of the underground services and get off at Lanza Station. Walk along via Pontaccio till you get to Piazza San Marco, where the Church of the same name is ( and where the writer of this post got married!)
Enjoy a walk all the way up to Via Giuseppe Verdi which opens on Piazza della Scala where the opera house and the building of the Milan Municipality are.