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National Braidense Library

January 23 @ 11:00 - 12:00

A Guided Tour of Italy’s Cultural Gem (second visit) National Braidense Library
Following the great success of our visit last October and in response to numerous requests, we are
pleased to confirm the second appointment of the guided tour of the Biblioteca Nazionale Braidense
(National Braidense Library), one of Italy’s most esteemed cultural
institutions. Recognized for its vast assortment of books, manuscripts, and
historical documents, the library guarantees an enriching experience.
Originally established in 1770 by Empress Maria Theresa of Austria
as the Imperial Library of Brera, it was subsequently renamed the Braidense Library to reflect its
location within the Palazzo di Brera. Throughout the guided tour, you will delve into the library’s enthralling
history and intriguing facts. Its collection boasts over one million
volumes, comprising rare and ancient books, manuscripts, incunabula
(books printed before 1501), as well as an extensive assortment of maps,
prints, and drawings. The guide will lead you through the oldest collections, such as
Pertusati, Jesuit Library, and Haller, among which the Manzonian collection stands out as particularly
significant. Prepare to be astounded by the library’s magnificent architecture, featuring grand halls
and elegant reading rooms. The ambiance itself fosters inspiration,
offering you an unforgettable experience.
Make sure not to miss this extraordinary opportunity to discover the rich heritage of the
Biblioteca Nazionale Braidense. If you already signed-up via Whatsapp last October, you will not need to register again and you
will soon receive an email with confirmation.
Time: 11:00am
Venue: Palazzo Brera, Via Brera, 28
Cost: free
Sign up: Elena Bernardi,
3392640670, specialactivities@


January 23
11:00 - 12:00