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The Pinacoteca Di Brera

The Pinacoteca di Brera, or Brera Art Gallery, is one of the most important museums in Milan, if not Europe.

Located in the beautiful Palazzo Brera, it was created along with the Accademia di Belle Arti, or Academy of Fine Arts, in 1776 to serve as a font of information for the students studying at the University.

The Art Gallery was filled with works from across the territory, thanks to Napoleon taking control of Italy and declaring Milan the capital of the country.

It is one of the few museums in Italy that wasn’t formed from private collections, but by the hand of the Italian state.