Photographer Simone Massulo is one of our favourite things on Instagram. Sometimes haunting and romantic, sometimes majestic and modern, his stunning shots of Milan are all about capturing those hidden sides of the city.
Originally from Busto Arsizio, Simone has always had a passion for photography but, until recently, it's only ever been a hobby. Working in Milan, he began to record the scenes of daily city life and he's already built up a significant following on Instagram.
He loves the dynamism of Milan - how it constantly evolves and metamorphosises; an historic city that continues to develop and grow.
We asked Simone to share some of his favourite places in the city...
The majestic cathedral
The Piazza del Duomo offers some of the most iconic shots of Milan. Dominated by the incredible cathedral (Duomo), the square marks the geographic and cultural centre of the city, and is bordered by some of Milan's most important buildings.
PIAZZA GAE AULENTI
The Piazza Gae Aulenti offers a more modern side of the city. Its main square, elevated 6 metres above the street, is surrounded by a number of interesting buildings: The Bosco Verticale, a pair of towers covered in 2000 species of plants, and the imposing Unicredit Tower.
The Brera district is the artistic heart of the city, its streets lined with quaint artisans' workshops, and small galleries and shops selling prints and canvases. The enchanting area is also home to a number of sights and museums, including the Accademia Di Belle Arti, the Museo Astronomico, and the Giardino Botanico.
Drink in the history
The Navigli are an ancient system of canals that are etched into the city's history: Construction began on the first canal, the Naviglio Grande, way back in the 12th Century! - These days, Navigli is famous for its nightlife, with the streets coming alive at night thanks to its many bars and restaurants.
All photos are copyright 51 Squared B.V. except: Portrait (Image courtesy of Simone Massulo); Duomo (Credit: Pexels - Francesco Ungaro); Piazza Lae Aulenti (Credit: Leonardo Raineri); Brera (Credit: Unsplash - Caterina Beleffi); Navigli (Credit: Pixabay - Alessandra Barbieri); Porta Ticinese (Credit: Pixabay - Cesco). This feature was not paid for in any way.