Visit the Garden

Where we are

Scarica la mappa

Via Brera 28 and Via privata F.lli Gabba 10 – 20121 Milano

Getting here

The Garden is located in the city centre, in a limited traffic area, and can be easily reached by the following public transport:

By tube: MM3 (Montenapoleone), MM2 (Lanza), MM1 (Cairoli)
By tram or bus: 1, 2, 4, 12, 14, 61, 94

The Garden can be reached from Milano Centrale Railway Station (3 stops on the yellow MM3 line), from Milano P.ta Garibaldi Railway Station (1 stop on the green MM2 line), from Milano Cadorna Railway Station (1 stop on the red MM1 line).

We advise you not to travel by private car. However, anybody who needs to use a car can take advantage of paid parking in the area. No parking is allowed in the Via privata F.lli Gabba.

The entrance of Via Gabba 10 has a ramp for easy access for wheelchairs and people with reduced mobility. For special needs, please contact the Garden

ATTENTION: From 16th September 2021 entrance and exit only from Via Brera 28. Via Gabba entrance is temporarily closed.

Opening times

Mon-sat working days, 10:00am to 6:00pm (1st April to 31st October)
Mon-sat working days, 9:30am to 4:30pm (1st November to 31st March)

Extraordinary opening

• 4th to 11th September 2021, 10:00am-10:00pm, sunday 12th September 2021, 10:00am-6:00pm, on the occasion of Fuorisalone del Mobile

Closed on

  • 6th to 8th January 2022
  • 4th to 8th December and 24th December 2021
  • 7th to 15th August 2021 (summer closure)
  • from 26th April the Brera Botanical Garden is closed on Saturday
  • from 1st March 2021 to 25th April 2021 due to governmental measures
  • from 5th Novembre 2020 to 14th February 2021 due to governmental measures, DPCM 3rd Novembre 2020

Further extraordinary opening/closing will be published here during the year

An important notice for visitors related to the COVID-19 health emergency

From 10th January 2022, Super Green Pass/Certification is needed to enter Brera Botanical Garden (on the basis of D.L. 30/12/2021, n. 229). Access is therefore only possible for those who are vaccinated or who have recovered from Covid. The Certification is not required for children under 12 years old.

Furthermore, at this particular moment we are sorry but:

  • You cannot visit the Garden if your body temperature is above 37.5 ° C
  • Entrance restrictions might be applied if the number of visitors is too high
  • You are requested to: wear your face mask, sanitize your hands, keep at least 1 metre distance between yourself and other people

To get information about the entrance of groups, please contact the garden.

Rules for the visitor

Let’s take care of the Garden, for the benefit of everybody. We should like to remind you that:

  • no smoking is allowed
  • dogs are not allowed
  • it is not allowed to bring cycles, motorcycles, scooters (not even carried by hand) into the Garden
  • it is forbidden to leave waste: if possible you should take it with you, or use the appropriate bins
  • do not walk on the flower beds
  • no plants or parts of plants should be picked, even if they have fallen on the ground
  • do not touch the plants marked with the symbol: they are poisonous!
  • it is not allowed to take photos or videos for commercial and study purposes without prior authorization. To submit a request for authorisation, contact the Garden. In general, the use of a camera tripod is not allowed unless specifically authorized.

Remember that the Garden is a place of study and work, open to the public. What’s more it is a Museum!

Guided tours

Guided tours resume with the limitations required from time to time by current legislation

Throughout the year and to mark special events, Brera Botanical Garden organizes guided tours so you can discover our historical and natural heritage. How to sign up, costs, and detailed information are provided from time to time. Please keep an eye on our News or subscribe our Newsletter which will keep you informed about upcoming events.

For special needs, for example related to disabilities and/or reduced mobility or to arrange a visit for your own group (friends, companies, associations, …), contact the Garden so we can evaluate your needs and find together a solution that best suits you.

You can find information on guided tours for schools on the Educational Activities page.

Note for authorized external guides
You need to book your visit at the Botanical Garden and wait for confirmation.


Once inside the Brera Botanical Garden, visitors can stroll along the flower beds and observe the huge variety of collected plants, specifically divided into families or botanical genera. Or they can follow the routes designed to explore independently particular themes.

ArteOrto is an artistic-botanical route designed for adults and children. It leads visitors to discover the plant world represented in some famous paintings held at the Pinacoteca di Brera and to find it in reality among the plants growing in the Botanical Garden.

Anybody wishing to walk along the path inside the Arboretum will find some information panels illustrating the great laws of nature, very well observable in this space: evolution, the life cycle of plants, dissemination, the role of roots, competition and collaboration, resistance, decomposition.