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Michela Fantinel

Michela is a passionate traveller and outdoor enthusiast, who has been travelling solo for +30 years between Australia, Italy, Europe and more countries. She is keen to share her knowledge and best tips to help solo travellers travel more and plan their adventures in a simpler and smarter way. Michela is the founder and editor in chief of Rocky Travel.


  1. Richard
    September 3, 2016 @ 9:22 am

    Yes very true there is some amazing art work created, specifically some of the larger murals that can be as high as three storey building. Just a pity some people cant show respect and find the need to deface when at no time have they improved the art work as what is suppose to be the case. No matter what occurs there will always be new art painted on a wall as one is created one may be covered up. I have been lucky many times to find some murals untouched and then to come along a few days later and the art work is destroyed. There are many other locations in and around Melbourne with many councils paying artist to protect walls or even home owners having murals painted to enhance and protect their home. With many lucky that the taggers never ruin the art work/


    • Rocky Travel Blog
      September 4, 2016 @ 10:53 am

      Thanks for your insight. Tagging graffiti art is truly ruining the artworks of street artistis and in my opinion should be regarded as an offence. Firstly they should try to prevent people from tagging and then eventually introduce a sort of tagging-fine. Not sure it will work out, but at least it can prevent this issue from scaling up.


  2. Diana
    September 10, 2016 @ 2:09 pm

    I did not realize Melbourne is known for its street art! I love finding street art when I travel. For instance, I only had 24 hours on my first trip to Berlin but made it a priority to visit the East Side Gallery because I had to see the street art. Thanks for sharing about this!


    • Rocky Travel Blog
      September 12, 2016 @ 8:51 am

      Hi Diana, glad you enjoyed this post. Melbourne has got some beautiful graffiti and if you can make a trip down under, take your time to explore some of Melbourne street art sites.


  3. Lyn
    September 17, 2016 @ 2:11 pm

    David and I have a trip to Melbourne planned for next month and I love street art. I am definitely saving this post.


    • Rocky Travel Blog
      September 18, 2016 @ 3:31 pm

      Hi Lyn, thanks for stopping by. Street art is definitely a great way to explore Melbourne. Glad you enjoyed this post! 🙂


  4. Cynthia
    September 17, 2016 @ 8:28 pm

    This is perfect timing, I’m heading to Melbourne next month! I’ve marked these on our map, looking forward to searching them out and finding what else is there! Thanks!


    • Rocky Travel Blog
      September 18, 2016 @ 3:34 pm

      Hi Cynthia, in Melbourne/Collingwood there are a few funky shops, with old and quirky stuff. Try to get into the end to end building and visit the rooftop! It was closed when I was there. And don’t miss out on the Grace Café and the Rose Street Market on Sunday!


  5. Cliodhna
    September 18, 2016 @ 1:41 pm

    I love street art. My hometown of Waterford Ireland just had a big street art festival and it was amazing. I’d love to see these in real life!


    • Rocky Travel Blog
      September 18, 2016 @ 3:40 pm

      Graffiti Art seems to have become a key point not only for refurbishing old buildings but it is also seen as a great way of bringing back culture and a slow-pace life into city areas that are otherwise forgotten. I am a huge fan of art in general and street art is always on my list when I visit new cities! Great to know about the Waterford Street Art Festival. 😉


  6. Christina Guan
    September 18, 2016 @ 10:49 pm

    Yesss I love street art and I’m always seeing tons of cool Melbourne murals/pieces on Instagram. A lot of these actually look familiar to me, even though I’ve never been to Australia haha. I guess social media is just funny like that 😛 It’s so neat to see how current/topical some of these are (like that mural of the naked Kardashians selfie). That’s the cool thing about street art – it’s always changing 🙂 thanks for a great guide! Will definitely save it for when I visit.


  7. Rocky Travel Blog
    September 19, 2016 @ 2:59 pm

    Glad you enjoyed this article about Graffiti Art in Melbourne!


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