A walk around green Milan

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As you may know, Milan is so very green: not only the booths and exhibitions of the Salone del Mobile or the FuoriSalone are green (more about that soon!), many balconies, façades and walls of buildings are covered with leaves. It's refreshing, especially in a city that is so dense and suffers from air pollution quite a few days per year. And because the weather was so lovely during my stay, I walked around quite a bit. Here's what I saw:

JOELIX.com | Green Milan

The staghorn fern, graptoveria succulent (the one bottom left) and the Tradescantia pallida on this balcony are so pretty!

JOELIX.com | Green Milan

JOELIX.com | Green Milan

Pretty impressive:

JOELIX.com | Green Milan

JOELIX.com | Green Milan

The kind of matchy/matchy I love, in Brera Design District:

JOELIX.com | Green Milan

JOELIX.com | Green Milan

Passing by the famous Maryflor florist. They also have quite a few interesting cactus plants in their shop. It was impossible to take their picture because of the bright reflections of the sunlight, but believe me: they were lovely!

JOELIX.com | Green Milan

JOELIX.com | Green Milan

I love this light:

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The work of Francesca Pasquali, an installation of colored cobweb dusters(!) for Melissa

JOELIX.com | Green Milan

More pale pink and green balconies:

JOELIX.com | Green Milan

And the two most famous green towers in Milan: the Bosco Verticale (vertical forest) by Stefano Boeri:

JOELIX.com | Green Milan

Stay tuned, I'll show you more design goodness from Milan later this week!

2 thoughts on “A walk around green Milan

  1. Oh Judith I loved your walk around my beloved city <3
    Thank you for this article, I often read on the web that Milan is grey and not as “pretty” as other Italian cities and it makes me all ragey :)
    If you don't fall in love with Milan in April you will never do, as it's really the moment when the city is at its best with magnolia, wisteria and all the pretty balconies. I've been living here for ten years now and never got tired of it. Can't wait to read your Salone's impressions
    Bonne semaine!

    1. Merci beaucoup Aurélie! I really love the Wisteria hysteria going on in Milan right now! You are right, it's such a lovely season to fall in love with Milan. I remember before visiting Milan for the first time a few years ago, people warned me: Milan is an ugly and industrial city, blahblahblah. Actually it's surprisingly nice and I can't wait to go back! Belle semaine à toi aussi !

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