The Pinacoteca di Brera is Milan's most outstanding museum and is considered one of the most prestigious art collections of the world. The collection was founded by the Austrian Hapsburgs in the late 18th century. Napoleon dramatically enlarged the collection as he planned for Milan to become a major European capital. Once Napoleon was defeated, the art works remained in Milan instead of being redistributed to the original owners. The patrons of the collections believed that a museum should benefit the whole community, and thus preserved it for visitors. Recently, two large collections of Modern Art have expanded the collection.
The Pinacoteca di Brera is Milan's main art museum and well worth a visit.
The Brera allows reserved entrances every hour from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm. The museum officially closes at 6:30 pm.
The Brera is closed every Monday as well as January 1, May 1, August 15 and December 25.
Reservation requests for this museum generally can be confirmed in two business days. If you place your order on Friday, confirmation will not be available until Tuesday. Tickets are generally released 2 months in advance. If you are placing your order more than 2 months in advance, you may receive a notification that your order is pending ticket release.
The Brera is located in the center of Milan, approximately 10 minutes away from La Scala or a 15 minute walk from the Duomo. This museum is accessible by mass transit. To take the Metro, MM2 stop Lanza or MM3 stop Montenapoleone.
Address: Via Brera, 28
Additional Information: You must be at the museum 30 minutes before your scheduled entrance time to redeem your tickets.
Comments: Children under the age of 5 do not require a ticket. There is no discounted ticket for older children or seniors. The Brera is wheelchair accessible.
The map below shows where people speak what language.
We use the following abbreviations and coloring schema to identify the languages:
EN for English
DE for German
FR for French
IT for Italian
RO for Romansh
At the borders where two languages meet, the language does not change abruptly, it rather changes gradually. People living on the border usually grow up bilingual - this is especially true for the areas marked with strips on the map above. At school, the children have to learn a second language spoken in our country (however, there is currently a big dispute going on, whether our kids should learn English rather than German or French as a second language).
The border between the German and the French speaking part of our country is known as the "Röstigraben" (literally translated: "hashed potatoes ditch"). It stands not only for the separation of the languages, but also for the separation of the cultures and the ideologies. The lingual minorities sometimes feel out-ruled by the majority of the German speaking fellow citizen in political issues. While the French speaking Swiss tend to be more open minded, the German speaking Swiss tend to be more conservative. Again, this is a very general statement, a single individuum should not be judged simply by her or his language or origin.
The term "German speaking Swiss" is not really correct, they actually speak Swiss-German ("Schweizerdeutsch"). Swiss-German is very different form the German spoken in Germany or Austria. Even more surprisingly, there is no written Swiss-German at all. People in Austria, Germany and Switzerland share the same written German language, known as "high German" ("Hochdeutsch") - however, the term "written German" ("Deutsche Schriftsprache") is far more accurate. The written German is very different form the Swiss-German, it is almost a foreign language.
People in each canton have their own, very distinct dialect, which varies significantly. Again, the language changes gradually from north to south and from east to west. Even though the French and the Italian spoken in Switzerland are not absolutely the same as in the neighboring countries, they are not as different as the Swiss-German from the German-German or the Austrian-German.
This is Ava's article:
I do not use wikipedia for all of my articles even though I use it for my main articles. Most of my newsleter and blog articles are from other websites, and my 100 facts and most of my pictures are from other websites too. so if you complain all of my info are from Wikipedia I will send my assassin Tsuki Seido (世堂 月Seido Tsuki) to come and kill you.
By Ava Levien
P.S by Avraine
Sorry that last bit about she will come and kill you is a bit unnecessary....
and her assassin is really Marisa Altessa (マリサ．アルテッサ Marisa Arutessa) who uses Tsuki Seido as her pen name.
Aside from it's beautiful art ( Pitti Palace is a very large art gallery) A. Non (pseudonym), who went there said The first rooms were just small collections of art on plain walls offering no english explanations. I almost wanted to leave until we walked further into the palace. It was absolutely amazing. The history of the palace is almost completely preserved in every wall. From the art itself, to the ceilings, and even original furniture from the millions of rooms throughout the palace.
It is clear how valuable and magnificent this place is and that is why we should come here.
We are now having a picture gallery and adding more pictures to our documents too.At first we didn't have many pictures because it is inconvenient to put pictures. go to ITALIA newsletter to see our first picture of the Last Supper.
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The Pantheon ( /ˈpænθiːən/ or US /ˈpænθiːɒn/; Latin: Pantheon,[nb 1] from Greek: Πάνθεον, an adjective meaning "to every god") is a building in Rome, Italy, commissioned by Marcus Agrippa as a temple to all the gods of Ancient Rome, and rebuilt by Emperor Hadrian in about 126 AD.
The building is circular with a portico of large granite Corinthian columns (eight in the first rank and two groups of four behind) under a pediment. A rectangular vestibule links the porch to the rotunda, which is under a coffered, concrete dome, with a central opening (oculus) to the sky. Almost two thousand years after it was built, the Pantheon's dome is still the world's largest unreinforced concrete dome. The height to the oculus and the diameter of the interior circle are the same, 43.3 metres (142 ft).
It is one of the best-preserved of all Roman buildings. It has been in continuous use throughout its history, and since the 7th century, the Pantheon has been used as a Roman Catholic church dedicated to "St. Mary and the Martyrs" but informally known as "Santa Maria della Rotonda." The square in front of the Pantheon is called Piazza della Rotonda.
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I think we should buy Chocolates, what about you? Tell us in the comments.
2 more weeks! only two more weeks! I'm getting excited!!!!