It should come as no surprise that as the cradle of the Renaissance, art still runs thick through the blood of the Italians. I went looking for art, and found that it was not confined to the walls of the great museums of Florence or the Venice Bienale. Instead, it positively spills onto the literal streets and covers the walls and alleys of nearly every building. Even more than I loved the gelato, my discovery of Italian graffiti was my favorite part of my Italian trip. Here are some highlights.
P.S. My Italian is rudimentary at the moment. If you can do a better job translating some of this than I have, please drop me a line so I can correct it ❤
Masterful chalk art right on the sidewalks of Florence
Amid the rising wave of international Nationalism, neo-nationalist Matteo Salvini had been recently elected Deputy Prime Minister. As you can see, some were critical of his policies.
Left: “But my love does not die” Center “Venice will be your end. Antifascist Military” Right: “Salivini shit”
“Che Ti Prendi” means “What would you like?”
Grafitti Wall, Travestere, Rome
Red Nose collection found in Travestere, Rome