Millions of people visit Rome and see the centre but if you move a little from Central Rome, you’ll realize there is so many other things to do and see in Rome! For instance, I took a Street Art Tour in Rome with PersonalizedItaly and thought it was one of the best decisions I took to see Rome in an offbeat and more authentic way.
Street Art in Rome
Street Art in Rome is in several neighborhoods but most of it is prevalent in the areas below:
Ostiense is a neighborhood in the Eternal City that not many people flock to but one that is very much accessible. There is a direct metro line that goes from Termini to Ostiense.
The first stop I took in the area was the modern office of Cartoon Network to see a striking and cute art on it’s building! Cartoons capture expressions in the best way and it was quite interesting to see this on a street in Rome.
Right opposite the Cartoon Network office is a “Wall of Fame” on Via dei Magazzini Generali. This includes murals and art of some of the top artists and celebrities! Some famous personalities on this wall in Rome are Frida Kahlo, Ray Charles, Dante Alighieri and Jimi Hendrix.
Another eye catching Street Art in Rome and one that is VERY popular is this colored graffiti done by the artist BLU. This huge panoramic street art is on Ostiense’s Via del Porto Fluviale and is the most prominent street art I have ever seen.
Moving from Ostiense to the neighborhood of Pigneto where much of the bulk of Rome’s Street Art is. Pigneto happens to be the neighborhood of the Italian Director Pier Paolo Pasolini who is said to be in love with the area.
Many street artists have therefore captured the visionary all along Via Fanfulla da Lodi. For instance, Pasolini’s face behind this superhero is homage to a famous article he once wrote for a newspaper. The article was titled “Io so i nomi” (I know the names) and the same is reflected on the mural as well.
Another eye catching street art is that of the actress Margherita Caruso who played the young Virgin Mary in Pier Pasolini’s film “Il vangelo secondo Matteo” (The gospel according to Matthew).
All in all, visiting these two neighborhoods to see the Street Art in the eternal city was one of the best things I did with PersonalizedItaly &Linda from The Beehive for the Blog Tour of #WINTERINROME.
What did you think of the street art?? Do you like it??
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