Springtime is an explosion of colours and fragrances that, luckily for us, promptly bloom back to life, year after year.

If you want to marvel at the most gorgeous flowering corners of the city then head to the enchanting Piazza Tommaseo where you can literally surround yourself with sumptuous pink magnolias.

Not forgetting, of course, the two magnolias at the back of the Duomo, that have become real ‘stars’ on the social networks, with thousands of users dedicating evocative shots to this beautiful setting; they are placed directly below the delicate marble filigree patterns surrounding the large windows of the cathedral’s apse.

Staying in the city centre, as soon as the sap rises the piazza in front of the church of Sant’Eufemia explodes with natural colours and the mild spring climate reawakens the flowering of the plum trees.

Santa Maria delle Grazie is famous for Leonardo's Last Supper but it is also a riot of starry magnolia flowers which create a mini natural paradise in the Chiostro delle Rane (Frog Cloister).

The Parco delle Basiliche is delightful in spring as it fills with an array of flowers in a thousand colours and, in the Porta Nuova area, it’s impossible to miss the wonderful view of the coloured carpet of flowers in the city’s third largest park, BAM the Biblioteca degli Alberi (Library of Trees), in the shadow of the equally-spectacular Vertical Forest.

And what can we say about the camellia grove in Parco Sempione? Visible from the entrance to viale Gadio, it’s a stunning sight against the remains of the Castello Sforzesco’s ancient walls.

The via Lincoln area is wonderful all year round with its colourful dwellings but, in springtime, strolling its streets is even more beautiful, thanks to all the flowers with which the residents decorate their facades, balconies and gardens.

Take a look at the photo gallery.

The pink magnolias in Piazza Tommaseo

The two magnolias at the back of the Duomo

The flowering plum trees in front of the church of Sant’Eufemia

The starry magnolias in the Santa Maria delle Grazie cloister

Flowers of a thousand colours in the Parco delle Basiliche

Porta Nuova - BAM

Camelia grove in Parco Sempione

Via Lincoln, the most colourful street in Milan