Milan, Italy is Full of Color

If you’ve been to Siena, terra cotta orange dominates the landscape—beautiful in its own way. Milan, Italy seems coated with green. In springtime, shades of green are everywhere. Willows and lilacs are in full bloom. Window boxes burst with yellow or fuchsia. Maybe the bougainvillea is shouting spring, spring, spring! All manner of shrubs are in bud. Cypress trees run arrow-straight rows down boulevards.

The foliage against the backdrop of buildings green, orange, yellow, pink, brown, blue … is a delightful mix uplighting and joyful. 

On a train, we stare at an entire field full of yellow—what is it? An herb? A flower? Mustard in bloom? There’s another and another. Delight as planted sunshine!

Statues covering the Milan Cathedral
Milan, Italy Cathedral is Adorned with Statues
Castle & start of Red Carpet, Rapallo, Italy

Wait, there’s more to see Beyond Milan

The picture is Rapallo, Italy’s castle. It was taken the year the Italian’s stretched a red carpet from here to Portofino. It was great fun walking segments of it, if not the entire length in one swoop. Rapallo is underrated next to its snazzy neighbors, Portofino and Camogli. But don’t skip it.

Taking the funicular up to Nostra Signora di Montallegro gives you amazing views. And a terrific setting for an afternoon macchiato or glass of vino.

I’ve written extensively about Italy explorations. Let me know if you’ve been to any of the same places. Discussing someone else’s experiences is always grand fun. We each see a thing, a place, the people, in unique ways.

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