Street art tour in Milan - Ortica
Ortica is located in the eastern part of Milan, about 5 kilometers from the city center. In the neighborhood you will find a combination of shops, markets and services that meet the diverse needs of the country.
The neighborhood has a diverse population that combines Italian communities and immigrants, including a population from different countries such as Bangladesh, Pakistan and Egypt. This is reflected in the cultural offerings of the neighborhood, including a variety of shops, markets and restaurants that present different foods and traditions from around the world. Like many urban neighborhoods in Italy, Ortica faces several challenges related to urban decay, social inequality and crime. However, community initiatives, cultural events and local engagement efforts are also present in Ortica, contributing to the resilience and vitality of the neighborhood.
Ortica is a diverse and dynamic neighborhood in Milan, with a rich cultural heritage, a mix of residential and industrial areas and a sense of community among its residents. A unique combination of urban life, with the unique skyline, parks and cultural offerings in the neighborhood, making it an interesting and developing part of the city.
In the Ortica neighborhood you will find a lot of graffiti and street art in every corner, there are entire streets with walls on which there are hundreds of graffiti signatures and magnificent murals. A significant part of the works in the neighborhood in particular and in Milan in general is done by a street art collective called Orticolanoodles, a collective that combines different artistic styles, including graffiti, stencil art and other forms of urban art.
If you are planning to come to Ortica, I recommend that you also include in the itinerary the post about Via Balzaretti and the spectacular creations of TOILETPAPER on a complex of 4 large and unique buildings in the quiet little street that is a 35-minute walk (with a bustling market on the way) from Ortica.
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Graffiti and street art in the most interesting areas of Milan
Local and international artists have decorated the streets of Milan with an amazing variety of creations, from miniature paper sculptures to multi-story murals.
Areas like Navigli, Isola, Porta Venezia, Tortona, Brera, Ortica have become known for their illuminated murals, for the alternative atmosphere they create, for the variety of artistic techniques, for the mutual respect between leading international artists who work alongside budding street and graffiti artists.
The street art in Milan's neighborhoods is constantly changing, and also murals on the facades of buildings change frequently and constantly change the public space.
Posts in the "Street Art in Milan" series brings together for you everything you need to know about independent itineraries with street art alongside them, an alternative tour with a friendly map that centers all the important street art centers of Milan on one map.
Graffiti and street art are a changing and dynamic – the appearance of an art work on the map, does not prove that the work still exists, and has not been disrupted/removed/deleted.
The maps contain about 50% of the art works in those neighborhoods – so you always have more to discover by yourself…
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The leading street artists of Milan
Milan is home to many talented street artists and it's hard to name just a few of them. However, here are some of Milan's top street artists:
Ozmo – one of the most famous street artists in Milan, and his works can be seen all over the city. Ozmo's art combines political and social commentary. https://www.ozmo.it/
Mr. Wany – a well-known graffiti artist who has gained international recognition for his colorful murals. His work often features bold lettering and cartoon characters. http://www.wanyone.com/
Alice Pasquini – a street artist and illustrator who gained worldwide recognition thanks to her murals and installations. Her work often features portraits of women in a delicate, romantic painting style. https://www.alicepasquini.com/
Peeta – graffiti artist and sculptor known for his graffiti and 3D murals. Peeta's work creates an illusion of depth and movement. https://www.peeta.net/
NemO's – a street artist who often creates large-scale murals that combine reality and fantasy. His work often includes intricate line work and bold colors, and he is known for his unique and surreal style. https://www.whoisnemos.com/
Millo – A street artist known for his black and white murals that often depict small scenes from everyday life. His work can be found in cities all over the world.
Eime – a Portuguese street artist based in Milan, is known for his large-scale murals that often depict abstract shapes. His work combines typography and calligraphy, and he is known for his use of vibrant colors and strong lines. https://www.instagram.com/daniel.eime/
Solo – a street artist who combines comics and pop art with bright colors and detailed descriptions with touches of pain, suffering and disappointment. His works can be found throughout Milan and other cities in Italy. https://www.instagram.com/flaviosolo/
This post is part of a dedicated series of posts on street art and graffiti in Milan: