Founded in 1809, the Pinacoteca Brera is housed in a beautiful palazzo building right in the heart of Milan's historic neighborhood. Interestingly, many of the paintings on show are religious in subject, due to an influx of artwork pouring into the museum from church confiscations from all over Lombardy during the dissolution era. The Pinacoteca is also famously home to Hayez's painting 'The Kiss'. People come from all over to admire this beautiful work and we suggest that you do, too. When you have tired yourselves out from all the museum walking, pop over to Bar Brera across the road and treat yourself to a well-earned aperitif.