Step inside Pinacoteca di Brera, a historic 17th-century palace, to see one of Italy’s most impressive collections of medieval and Renaissance artworks. The baroque Palazzo di Brera has a lovely neoclassical cloister lined with arches, and a suitably grand interior.
The museum's star is The Dead Christ by Andrea Mantegna, a Renaissance/Mannerist excursion into weird perspective. You’ll also see works by Raphael, Rembrandt, Caravaggio and Van Dyke.
The Pinacoteca di Brera is north of the Duomo in the fashionable Brera district. The closest metro stops are Monte Napoleone and Lanza.