If you carry on from Piazza della Scala to Via Brera you’ll arrive in the artsy chic pedestrians-only Brera district. It once used to be a popular and bohemian hangout, and fortune tellers and street artists can still be seen amongst the attractive cobbled alleys. The numerous restaurants and bars, popular with a stylish crowd, often have outdoor seating for a relaxed and pleasant experience.
Stroll around the many shops, from the independent stores selling artefacts to chic fashion ateliers and the numerous art galleries.
Don’t miss a visit to the Pinacoteca di Brera, the city’s most prestigious art gallery, which houses masterpieces by renowned artists of all eras. To appreciate its beauty, just look out onto the internal courtyard: an architectural jewel which houses at its centre the sculpture of Napoleon Bonaparte by Antonio Canova.