Not many know that Milano actually boasts two Botanical Gardens.
The first is tucked away inside the Palazzo di Brera, to the rear of the Pinacoteca: the Brera Botanical Garden is a historic location and a beautiful alfresco museum. Admission is free so it provides a great opportunity for a lunch break in an enchanted place, among flower beds, exotic species and ancient trees. Spring is one of the best seasons to visit, with its display of hundreds of flowering plants and trees.
The second is the Città Studi Botanical Garden, created on the reclaimed land of the fifteenth-century Cascina Rosa. Built in 2001 as an academic botanical garden to conserve and enhance plant species, it is provided with numerous paths and lawns with environments typical of Lombardy along with exotic plant species, greenhouses, a small stream and a pond.