Garibaldi station’s spectacular street art

Anyone who has stayed in a big city for even a few days knows that public transportation has its downfalls, among its many perks. Commuters soon start to realize that it’s the little things that count – whether it’s a station with a friendly staff member, a driver that waits while you frantically run to catch the bus, or a fellow passenger who helps carry your luggage up the stairs.

And while those are all very legitimate ways to make someone’s journey a bit better, Garibaldi station has chosen another way to brighten the days of those passing through – quite literally.

The tunnel connecting the station with Isola is lined with street art commissioned by a local art school, bringing color and imagination to an otherwise drab passageway.

It’s a breath of a fresh air from the sloppy graffiti that lines many of the city’s streets (a burden that Milan seems forced to carry, despite efforts to raise fines and jail time for those caught red-handed).

From wacky and wild to soft and sweet, these amateur masterpieces are sure to entertain.

To reach the tunnel from Isola, use the Via Guglielmo Pepe entrance to Garibaldi station. The outside of the station is also full of colorful street art, so you shouldn’t have any trouble finding it.






Lynsey Free

Lynsey Free is founder and editor of Postcards from Milan. As a freelance journalist and copywriter, her work has been published on, RT television, Sky News, News Corp sites, and MyFox channels. She is based in Milan, Italy.

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