36C whew! The Brera art gallery holds one of Italy's most important art collections featuring masterpieces from the 13th to the20th centuries, including Raphael, Mantegna, Piero Della Francesca and Caravaggio. The Pinacoteca is housed in the late 16th century palazzo built for the Jesuits. They were supported in their activities by Empress Maria Theresa of Austria. Unfortunately photos were forbidden. But I sneaked a couple.