Thursday 7 September 2017

Inspiration on the Street - Venice and Milan

Hello and thanks for stopping by

If you follow this blog regularly you will know that I have been writing about some of the magnificent street art we came across on our summer holiday. So far the tour has taken in Bonn (but no time for street art), Berlin, Krakow and Bratislava. Next stop was to visit family in Pordenone in the Friuli Venezia Giulia region of northern Italy but we did manage a scorching afternoon in Venice. As we've visted many times in the past we spent our time trying to stick to the shade and avoiding the main tourist parts. We did pick up a few works on the way.


Then on to Milan where we also managed to catch up with family.

Now Milan is huge and the temperatures were around 33oC so there was less enthusiasm for a lot of walking. Even so it was easy to spot really impressive work. This stunning wall was commissioned around the Basilica di San Lorenzo and is a collaboration of 11 writers or artists. It tells the history of Milan.



As well as the Leonardo da Vinci panel on the mural (above) we also found Milan based Mr Blob's handiwork in a back street.

We went on a hunt for a mural by the Italian street artist Blu but sadly after some time walking back and forth we realised it had been painted over. That is, after all, the nautre of street art. We did find lots of other work though.

Milan is a great city and even though we have been there many times we're going back again later this autumn. I will do a bit of homework this time and maybe get out to some of the outskirts for more creative inspiration.

Hopefully you'll stay on the stop...Lyon...


  1. Wow! loving these. Thanks for sharing them with us Claire xXx

  2. The street art in Milan is stunning! And shame on me, I didn't see any of them when I was there, ahhh.
    33° is pretty hot, and this summer we even "enjoyed" 36/37° ;-) !


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