Millions of people visit Rome and see the centre. Now I’m not saying that’s bad. But moving away from the centre also means more authentic food, better experiences and unique things to see. It was a cool crisp morning during #WinterInRome when I headed out to see a new neighborhood and have an unusual experience of exploring Street Art in Rome with PersonalizedItaly.
Our first stop for the Street Art in Rome tour was the neighborhood of Ostiense. We started with the 25th Anniversary Special Mural outside Cartoon Network’s office! It was striking and super cute to see the art all around the area. Cartoons capture expressions in the best way, isn’t it!?
Then came the Wall of Fame which as the name suggests included top artists and celebrities….!
Another eye catching Street Art in Rome was this building below done by the artist BLU. It is on Ostiense’s Via del Porto Fluviale and is the most prominent street art I have ever seen!
Next stop for Street Art tour was the neighborhood of Pigneto where Italian Director and artist Pier Paolo Pasolini ruled! He was in love with the neighborhood and street artists have made sure to capture the visionary all along Via Fanfulla da Lodi.
For instance, Pasolini’s face behind this superhero symbolizes a very famous article Pasoli once wrote for a newspaper. The title of the article was “Io so i nomi” (I know the names) and hence on the mural as well.
This famous face below, of the actress Margherita Caruso, is another popular Street Art in Rome. She played the young Virgin Mary in Pier Pasolini’s film “Il vangelo secondo Matteo” (The gospel according to Matthew).
What do you think?? Do you like street art??
Ishita is an Indian Blogger who is in love with all things Italian. Every year, Ishita seek’s new experiences and destinations in Italy; from the southernmost tip of Sicilia to the Northern most parts of Piemonte.
Ishita works and lives in Delhi.