Tag Archives: street art

Unexpected Rome: Murals of Tor Marancia

Visitors are sometimes surprised by the amount of graffiti in Rome, with illegible squiggles scrolled across most walls. I’m not a fan of the spray paint on every door, but I do appreciate Rome’s growing street art scene, especially when the murals are part of a social project the way they are in Tor Marancia. […]

A Rome Street Art Tour

I traverse Rome on foot.  This is due to: 1/3 Necessity 1/3 Impatience 1/3 Pasta-and-pizza-burning-off But in addition to ruining several pairs of lovely shoes, walking the Eternal City gives me an opportunity to admire Rome’s ever evolving street art. However, that means I can only cover a small area on any given day. And […]

Triumphs and Laments: Art Along the Tiber

Triumphs and Laments Kentridge Rome

There is a lot a lot happening with Rome’s street art right now, and I love it. A new installation, that officially opened a few weeks ago, is getting quite a bit of buzz: If you walk down a central stretch of Rome’s river, Triumphs and Laments is impossible to miss. The massive scale of the […]

Buon San Valentino!

One of the things that never fails to make me smile are the love messages that you come across in Rome.  Spray painted across roads and sidewalks, you’ll find declarations like this one: Defacement of public property aside- I think they’re touching.  There is something very brave about professing your feelings to the person you […]