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Milan on a bicycle

September 29, 2015

Milan-on-a-bicycle-11Calling this post Milan on a bicycle may be misleading but hear me out.

Postcards of the city boast sexy Italians on Vespa’s; aviator sunglassed, leather jacketed and suede loafered to the tee. In truth, Milan’s main mode of transport is a bicycle. It’s so popular, you could either rent one for as long as you need or take a bike tour.

I’ve seen them do almost everything on a bike; from feeding kids to texting while riding. I even saw a woman riding in the rain while her umbrella open. Hashtag truestory. And they’ll ride on pavements and pedestrian walkways; take on trams or cars at intersections (and win); beat a sports car at a green light, the works. Do not be fooled; an Italian on a bicycle is ruthless.

My fitness level dictated serious or slow walking – depending on the time of day – and the occasional Uber but I found the bicycles cute. So please enjoy the streets of Milan city centre … er … on a bike;)

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Milan-on-a-bicycle-18And this one in Rome.

IMG_9586Ciao bella
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PS: Personally I believe that wherever a Milanese parked a bike, the municipality planted a pole but that’s just my opinion;)

 

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