Matteo Banchi

Milan

Spotter since 2015

My spots (20)

Pinocchio – Clever monument

The monument to "Pinocchio" in Milan has an interesting story...This statue is thankfully in much better condition than it used to be.

arts&culture
Art & culture

By

Matteo

Banchi

Backdoor43 – Through a neo-Victorian whiskey glass

"Backdoor43" in Milan is life experienced through a whiskey glass. This is the smallest bar in the world. 3 people maximum for each session, booked in advance.

bars
Bars

By

Matteo

Banchi

Banks and L.O.V.E. – The ironic statue

"Banks and L.O.V.E." on Milan's Piazza Afari is a controversial statue right across the Stock Exchange. Visit it before it is removed!

arts&culture
Art & culture

By

Matteo

Banchi

Village Cafe – What to choose at Navigli

"Village Cafe" in Milan is a place of memories and fun for many locals as well as myself. Staying for the aperitivo is an impressive experience...

bars
Bars
snacks
Snacks

By

Matteo

Banchi

The Saint with a sword – Holy

"The Saint with a sword" is a statue in Saint'Eustorgio square. It's of the friar Peter from Verona, inquisitor of Milano & Como, appointed by the Pope...

arts&culture
Art & culture

By

Matteo

Banchi

House 770 – Orthodoxy in Milan

"House 770" Milan is one of ten houses worldwide identical to each other and looking like the original in New York, home to our community of orthodox Jews.

arts&culture
Art & culture

By

Matteo

Banchi

A fountain that stinks – Sulphurous water

This is one of Milan's fountain that stink. They have sulphurous water that used to be considered good for you. I'm really not jealous of the people then!

arts&culture
Art & culture

By

Matteo

Banchi

The Bell Tower – An original garden

"The Bell Tower" in Milan always makes me wonder how it could possible to see such an old building surrounded by more recent ones. And I found out...

arts&culture
Art & culture

By

Matteo

Banchi

About me

About me
I'm an Italian guy born in Milan. Easy going character, open minded, with a lot of enthusiasm for life.

I love people, nature and happiness. Always looking for a smile , something to learn and a new adventure. I love emotions and feelings, especially love ‘cause in every shape or form it is what makes people connected.

My greatest passions are traveling, photography and writing and in my daily life I can not miss any of these. That's why I decided to travel the world and start collecting the best experiences from people I've met while traveling and pictures from the most beautiful places.

While searching for inspiration I’ve jumped from a plane in Egypt, hitchhiked across Europe, watched a sunset on a sailboat in the Ocean, and I've loved it with all my soul.

But that's just the beginning. I'll never stop trying to live my life deeply.

Why Milan?
Once while I was walking not far from Duomo, the cathedral, a pianist caught my attention. He was performing in the street, surrounded by a big crowd. It was unexpected. His music was distracting families, tourists, students and even business people from everyday life. Even if for just few minutes, they forgot about their problems, letting their emotions be free. When possible I went closer to ask him "why are you doing this?", "Because when something is unexpected it becomes spectacular." was his answer.

Beyond the concrete there's always some green.

Milan can surprise, Milan has this magic.

Where can you find me online?
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