Bologna, also known as the Red City, is famous for its many rust-colored buildings, small alleyways, and of course porticoes, and even though the town has plenty of old-time charm, it also offers plenty of modern street art in some parts of town. Many of the pieces are large and intricate and much more than a quick tag and dash (although there are plenty of tags around the city as well).
Many of the pieces I found in the university quarter of town are large and intricate:
Many of the pieces are entertaining and do not offer political comments (at least not as far as I could gather):
However, some pieces do seem to include more obvious messages, which were still lost on me (but I did appreciate the details in the pieces):
Several pieces spell their message out rather clearly:
While many of the pieces are painted or sprayed onto the walls and doors, a few of the pieces are also pasted and hung like wallpaper:
And then there are murals that cover half a building/block:
If you are in Bologna, look for more than old churches and palazzi. As I explore more parts of the city over the next few days and weeks, I am curious to find out if more large-scale art pieces exist outside of the university quarter.