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;)