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Orto Botanico di Brera

The Orto Botanico di Brera is a botanical garden located behind the Pinacoteca di Brera in the centre of Milan, and is operated by the Istituto di Fisica Generale Applicata of the University of Milan. The garden was established in 1774 under the direction of Maria Theresa of Austria, transforming an existing Jesuit garden used by students of medicine and pharmacology. The garden has greenhouses from the 19th Century that are now used by the Academy of Fine Arts, as well as flowerbeds and elliptical ponds from the 18th Century. Orto Botanico di Brera is home to one of the oldest ginkgo biloba trees in Europe and various other mature botanical specimens can be found within the grounds, a true plant-lover's paradise.

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Brera Palace, Via Brera
The official language of Italy is Italian. English is understood in the larger cities but not in the more remote parts of the country.

The Euro (EUR) is the official currency, which is divided into 100 cents. Those arriving in Italy with foreign currency can obtain Euros through any bank, ATM or bureaux de change. ATMs are widespread. Travellers cheques can be exchanged with ease in the large cities, not so in the smaller towns. Credit cards are accepted in upmarket establishments and shops around the cities. Banks are closed on weekends, but tend to have better rates than casas de cambios.

Opening Times
Open Monday to Friday from 9am to 12pm, and 3pm to 5pm
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