Private Tour of the Brera Gallery


Private
2 hrs
Pinacoteca Brera
Refundable booking
Bellini Brera Art Tour Milan LivTours

Art Lovers won’t want to miss this private tour of the Brera Gallery of Milan (Pinacoteca di Brera).  This extraordinary collection of centuries of Italian masters is brought to life by one of our expert local guides.
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  • Learn about art from a local art expert
  • Explore centuries of Italian art in one of Milan's finest galleries
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Your tour of the Brera Gallery will begin outside in front of a statue of Napoleon Bonaparte. Why is he dressed as the Roman god Mars? And what was the connection between Napoleon and the gallery? You’ll hear all about the beginnings of the gallery and how it came to acquire such an impressive collection of art.

Religious Themes

As you wander through the gallery, you’ll see many examples from the finest artists of the Renaissance. Many of their paintings were originally made for the walls of churches and monasteries throughout Italy. Like Raphael’s Marriage of the Virgin, the story of how Joseph became Mary’s husband. See a rare surviving painting by Bramante, the first architect of St. Peter’s in Rome, and the incredibly moving Pietà by the Venetian artist Giovanni Bellini.

The Venetian School

Bellini is one of many Venetians on this tour. His brother-in-law Mantegna has several works here. His Lamentation of Christ is one of his finest works and you’ll understand why he intended to keep for himself. You’ll hear stories of the great artists of the Venetian School, including Titian, popular with doges, princes and popes, and the prolific Tintoretto.
The art isn’t all you’ll see on your private tour of the Brera Gallery. Stop at the transparent restoration laboratory where you’ll watch the fascinating conservation process of restoring the gallery’s precious paintings.

Modern Art

In the 19th century, the Brera Academy made Milan the center of contemporary art in Italy.  The Director, Francesco Hayez, rose from poverty and painted one of the most famous pieces here. His painting, The Kiss, is so relatable that it has remained popular to this day.
You’ll see several styles of 20th century art before the end of the tour. Decide which is your favorite from Umberto Boccioni’s Futuristic Riot in the Gallery, Amedeo Modigliani’s modern style developed while living in Paris, or Giorgio de Chirico’s Metaphysical art.
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  • Raphael
  • Giovanni and Gentile Bellini
  • Caravaggio
  • Tintoretto
  • Francesco Hayez
  • Umberto Boccioni
  • Leonardo Da Vinci
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When you book a LivTours Private Tour or Experience, you are guaranteed a dedicated, expert guide that allows you the flexibility to start your tour at a time which is convenient for you, making planning easy. Our private tours ensure that you will get a tailored experience to meet all your needs so we go at your pace, perfect for families with younger children, elderly, or individuals with accessibility needs. Please be advised that all private tours begin at a base price starting at two people*. Prices are inclusive of entry tickets where applicable.

*Our Tuscan motorcycle tour and some Ferrari private experiences are inclusive of one person only.

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Milan Pickup Options
Get picked up from your centrally located Milan hotel by one of our luxury vehicles and brought directly to the meeting point of the tour. Guaranteed stress-free. One way only.
starting from 75 €
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