In the courtyard entrance there is a marble statue by Canova named Napoleone Bonaparte come Marte pacificatore
- Napoleon Bonaparte as Mars the Peacemaker
. This is a copy of the original that stands in Apsley House in London.
As well as the Pinacoteca, the Palazzo di Brera also houses the Accademia di Belle Arti
- the Fine Art Academy -, the Braidense National Library, the Brera Observatory and the Botanical Gardens
, a veritable open-air museum, complete with irises, waterlilies and plenty of peace and quiet.
Why visit itFor a tête-à-tête with the best of Italian art.