Graffiti at Porta Ticinese

A walk across the porta ticinese neighborhood  offers a lot of bonuses, amongst them the score of graffiti adorning its walls. Through time the various artists have used the features of the buildings to create their works, incorporating them in the overall scenery.   Advertisements

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Casa Cotechini and the ice factory

When my family still only ha an icebox and no fridge, my grand-grandfather Abramo would weekly walk to the ice factory to purchase a large block of ice to help keep the family’s food fresh. Don’t get confused we are not talking about cotechino, the cooked salami that is a Christmas favorite. We are talking […]

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The iron gecko

Viale Maino is one of the most upscale streets to live in in Milan, and it is worth a walk just to stare at the buildings that fringe this street. Right off the corner with corso Buenos Aires, a recent building has a very interesting gate with geometric shapes cutout and a funny gecko handle. […]

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