Milan makes walls available for street art

Milan follows Rome example.

Milan's city council has agreed to make 100 m of street walls available for artists, following in Rome's successful footsteps.

The available spaces are owned by the city as well as by various public/private bodies such as the Ferrovie della Stato (FS).

The artists are allowed to choose their own themes but the city reserves the right to cancel anything that is offensive.

Many of the walls, underpasses and flyovers are already favourite spots for street writers. Archaeological sites, schools, the historic centre and the Navigli are off bounds.

The city already has a special anti-grafitti surveillance team and 95 street “writers” have been apprehended, many of whom have agreed to pay off the penalties by working on socially useful city projects.