These Are Some Weird Things In Milan, Italy

These Are Some Weird Things In Milan, Italy – Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

When traveling, I don’t always snap photos of beautiful landmarks like castles, cathedrals, and whatnot. I enjoy discovering the more unusual side of a destination, like a simple Berlin backyard, an extreme staircase in Liège, or an art exhibition with some crazy looking shoes in Amsterdam. Even better, is when you explore a city randomly come across weird things like I did in Prague and Brussels.

So when I got the explore the fashionable and ever cosmopolitan Milan, it was fun to go off the beaten path and notice the city’s quirkier side.

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These Are Some Weird Things In Milan, Italy

These boys posing in front of Milan’s Duomo were fun to watch for a while. They seemed to be putting on a show to attract the attention of my friends and I.


Milan also has some pretty funky art sprinkled throughout the city.


This rather handsome gentleman is a very unique … wine opener!

Brand advertisements around the city were pretty “interesting” as well.


While the street art was not as epic as was in New York or Budapest, it was still nice to spot some here and there.

These signs are great, especially for Italian men, who can come on a little strong, especially with women travelling Italy for the first time.

What do you think of these photos of weird things in Milan? Do you have advice for other quirky or unusual things to do there. Tell us about it in the comments.

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16 Comments

  1. This is so refreshing! What’s the point of only taking pictures of famous landmarks which have been photographed over and over again? I love seeing photos of details like the above. Beautiful.

  2. I love the wine opener but the ad for the mens label is a little scary! Great shots and a great idea.

  3. Great take on Milan. You’ve made me think about a different way of taking shots and it’s a wonderful change not to see the same old same old.

  4. I love seeing the offbeat side to cities. I especially like the modern art and the horse statues and who doesn’t need another wine opener, especially a conversation piece like this one 🙂

  5. @Laurel – I’d be happy to travel back to Milan for you to grab one of those bottle openers. 🙂

    @Sophie – Agree. You wouldn’t believe the rest of the items in that store ….

    @Technosyncratic – It’s an ad by a German designer. Not surprising at all knowing the Germans. Have you seen the ads in Bild?

  6. @Debbie – I find both the wine bottle opener and the clothing ad disturbing! I can’t wait to feature some other cities. 🙂

    @Leigh & @Andrea – thanks so much.

  7. The bizarre modern art doesn’t fit really, but the work is a tribute to the industriousness of Milan and, above all, the world of fashion, somethimes we dont have to ask too much of art. 🙂

  8. @Massimo – well, hope you enjoyed my post about your city! The Elvis ad was quite funny … but also seemed out of place like that other very colourful art. Cool to know more of the story behind each piece … so thanks! 🙂

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