While not a large city geographically, choosing the neighborhood to rent an apartment in Milan is important. Brera is a top choice for many. Here is an overview of some of the pros and cons.
Brera is a trendy area popular with young professionals located just off the center of the city. It was originally an area where artists lived, but the rising prices and increasing rents have driven most of them to more affordable haunts. Brera is full of trendy boutiques and lively eating places. It's a beautiful area to stroll through, attracting both locals and tourists. It boasts an extensive pedestrian-only zone that comes alive especially at night in warm weather months where you'll find sidewalk vendors selling handbags and accessories just feet away from open-air tables filled with shoppers taking a break for a cappuccino, a glass of wine or even a full meal. You can get your fortune told by the various tarot card readers who set up card-table shops on the pebbly street as well.
A well-known church in Brera that offers services in English is the 15th century Santa Maria del Carmine located at the rear of the shop-lined Piazza Carmine. The Pinacoteca Brera gallery is another draw along with the art school.
As is the case with many desirable areas to rent an apartment in Milan, Brera has very little parking space. While residents are eligible for parking passes allowing them to park their (registered) cars in the designated areas, parking spots are often difficult to find. It's recommended to rent a posto auto (parking space) or box (garage space) if you have a car to avoid endless circling and fines.
If you'd like to rent an apartment in Milan in Brera or any other area, the experienced international team at Property International in Milan is happy to answer any questions without any obligation. Contact Managing Director Deirdre Doyle via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +39 02 4980 092.