An Ode to the Milano Bicicletta


Milan tends to get quite a bit of haterade out there from those who feel it’s just another city and nothing special. Too bad for them, because I find Milan to be one of the most fabulous spots in all of Italy for a variety of reasons. Besides the amazing fashion, intricate and friendly locals and incredible boutique and restaurant scene, people are constantly riding super-vintage cool bikes.

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Not only do the locals ride bikes wearing fashionable outfits like capes and stiletto heels, their bikes are certainly not boring mountain bikes. Most seem to be funky, antique banana-seat or 70’s road bikes, which makes everything seem all the more awesome. Plus, what many don’t know is that Milan has a canal district, the Navigli area, similar to Venice or Amsterdam, which is the perfect spot to sport your hipster bike.

This started by me snapping a few photos of some bikes around the city and ending with a full-on love affair for la bicicletta in Milano. I hope you enjoy the photos of these bikes and their lovely Italian surroundings as much as I do!

Adesso…andiamo a fare un giro in bicicletta per Milano!!!

A rusted bike basket

A rusted bike basket

Handlebars along the Navigli Grande

Handlebars along the Navigli Grande

A cool bike lamo

A cool bike lamo

Part of Milan's bike system

Part of Milan’s bike system

Milan offers these bikes to locals

Milan offers these bikes to locals

This sign explains that you are not allowed to lock your bike to the fence. Looks like someone wasn't paying attention

This sign explains that you are not allowed to lock your bike to the fence. Looks like someone wasn’t paying attention

One of the few mountain bikes I spotted

One of the few mountain bikes I spotted

Metro and bike

Metro and bike

Bikes in a group

Bikes in a group

Stars shining in broad daylight

Stars shining in broad daylight

This bike owner is most likely enjoying happy hour, or aperitif, at this cafe

This bike owner is most likely enjoying happy hour, or aperitif, at this cafe

Bike and garden

Bike and garden

Big baskets, wonder what's inside

Big baskets, wonder what’s inside

Just lock up your bike and pop into mass!

Just lock up your bike and pop into mass!

This bike was locked here for the whole four days I was in Milan

This bike was locked here for the whole four days I was in Milan

The city-wide bike system outside of Parque Sempione

The city-wide bike system outside of Parque Sempione

A stylish man biking near the Duomo

A stylish man biking near the Duomo

Bike and bridge

Bike and bridge

Bike along the canal

Bike along the canal

Propped up in the courtyard of my picturesque Airbnb rental

Propped up in the courtyard of my picturesque Airbnb rental

A bike made out of bamboo

A bike made out of bamboo

 

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One response to “An Ode to the Milano Bicicletta

  1. Amare le biciclette❗

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