Orto Botanico di Brera
28 Via Brera
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Mon - Sat 10am - 6pm
17th-Century Gardens in the Heart of MilanThough they are admittedly tiny, the Botanical Gardens in Brera, located behind the Pinacoteca di Brera and the University of Milan, is a hidden oasis in a crowded city.
Originally used in the 17th century by the Jesuits to grow and teach others about medicinal plants, today you can still find students in the garden, studying on the grass or benches of the small orchard. Go after a visit to the attached museum or simply to rest and recharge before exploring the rest of Milan!