Via Margutta- Most Picturesque Street in Rome

Only a few minutes away from Spanish Steps is Via Margutta– the most picturesque street in Rome. This is the alley where Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn lived in the movie Roman Holiday. I’ve mentioned it earlier in the Most Instagram-able Spots in Rome.

Via Margutta- Most Picturesque Street in Rome

Via Margutta is one of the prettiest alleys in Rome. From the beginning of the 17th century, Via Margutta has been associated with artists. Today it is a bohemian area full of art galleries, antique stores and workshops. It is also a popular spot for photography due to its breathtaking ivy filled lanes and the renowned Fontana degli Artisti.

Via Margutta (Flickr)
Via Margutta in Spring (Stefano Rome Tours)
Osteria Margutta (David Curry, Flicker)
Roman street scenes (Sten Klein, Flickr)

Fontana degli Artisti (Fountain of the Artists)

“Fontana degli Artisti” (Fountain of the Artists) is a triangular fountain in Via Margutta. Designed by Pietro Lombardi in 1927, this grotesque fountain has two heads- one happy another sad and irritated. These are said to signify the moods of an artist! Furthermore, this fountain gives a complete homage to artists as it is crowned with paintbrushes.

Fontana degli Artisti

Check out some clips from the movie Roman Holiday.

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Via Margutta (Sergitxu, Flickr)

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Cover photo by Elwin Van Eede (Flickr)

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  • Tanja/The Red Phone Box travels
    August 3, 2020 at 10:42 pm

    lovely street but I liked more side streets around the Pantheon:)they weren’t picturesque but there was something in that feeling of anticipation, of coming towards the Pantheon

    • Italophilia
      August 4, 2020 at 11:09 am

      Nice to know! Everyone has a different choice 🙂

  • Marika
    August 1, 2020 at 11:15 pm

    Those pictures are stunning! Thanks for sharing. I’ll have to make sure to visit this street when I go to Rome.

    • Italophilia
      August 4, 2020 at 10:54 am

      Thank you Marika! I really hope you can visit it someday.

  • Bespoke Traveler
    July 17, 2020 at 11:20 pm

    I do so love these little alleyways in Rome…and other parts of Italy, where you can lose yourself in the play of light and shadow. The greenery of Via Margutta is so picturesque during the summer.

    • Italophilia
      July 20, 2020 at 11:07 am

      You’re so right. I’m in absolute awe of this place!

  • LuLu B - Calabrisella Mia
    July 11, 2020 at 2:05 pm

    So absolutely beautiful! Rome has so many magical corners but this one is way up there on the list! I can’t wait to go back to Rome – It’s always been one of those cities that I love going back to and just could never get sick of!

    • Italophilia
      July 11, 2020 at 8:09 pm

      Thanks Lulu!! I hope you can be there soon. Are you planning on traveling this summer??

  • Paige
    July 8, 2020 at 7:03 pm

    Oh how beautiful! I wish I had known about this when I visited Rome last year; guess I’ll just have to plan another trip back!

    • Ishita
      July 8, 2020 at 8:47 pm

      Absolutely 😀 There’s always a reason to return! Thank you for stopping by.


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