Brera is the artistic district par excellence, but what was once bohemian is now refi ned and sophisticated. Antique shops, boutiques, restaurants and nightclubs give off a relaxing ambiance; don’t be surprised when you meet an artist, a painter or a writer. The heart of the area is the Pinacoteca, a must-see museum of visual arts, and the Academy of Fine Arts, which has produced many a famous artist.