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At number 28, you will find the imposing Palazzo di Brera. Begun in 1651 by Richini, commissioned by the Jesuit Order, it originally housed the College, Botanic Garden and Astronomical Observatory created by the Order. After the suppression of the Jesuit Company in 1773, empress Maria Teresa of Austria allocated part of the building to the Fine Arts Academy, founded in 1776. After having entered the monumental portal, by Piermarini, you will see the bronze statue of Napoleon, a work by Antonio Canova, at the centre of the court.