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When we think of the eternal city our first thoughts might be of ancient Rome and masterpieces such as the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain or the Spanish Steps – but did you know that Rome is one of the top street art destinations in Europe?
It’s the unique juxtaposition of ancient Rome, Baroque Rome, Renaissance Rome with urban industrial Rome and its incredible thought-provoking street art that makes this city truly remarkable. Blessed with an array of former factories, warehouses and other industrial buildings, the street artists of Rome have some of the best sites on offer to use as their canvas.
In the City…
Street art is often used as an expression of politics, passions or cultural commentary. One of the most famous Italian street artists is Blu. Active in Italy since the late 1990s, his works are viewed as a social commentary, often incorporating the industrial landscape and architecture of the city.
Walking through the city you cannot fail to notice the graffiti, stencil art and large-scale murals. Think of the city as an open-air gallery, and you will discover the unique creativity of these talented artists.
One of the most famous districts for street art in Rome is Ostiense. Here you can find Europe’s largest ecomural called Hunting Pollution by Iena Cruz. This amazing work of art was made using sustainable paints which absorb the harmful pollutants emitted by cars. Hunting Pollution is not only a beautiful work of art, but an important comment on the environment and our planet. So don’t forget to look up as you walk through the streets of Rome and take in the myriad of incredible street art that is part of this city’s diverse cultural heritage.
Staying in either Testaccio or Ostiense, two of the most Roman districts, you will live amongst the art. Our handpicked accommodation recalls the modern art that colours the authentic Rome. The street art workshop will start with a guided walk through the Testaccio district, destination of many famous street artists. Our talented and professional street artist will unveil a secret Rome, and teach you the techniques.
- 5-day street art workshop
- 3 hours of activity will take place both outdoors and inside a studio
- Our talented artisan will introduce you to the techniques of street artists such as stencil art. You will create your artwork under his guidance
- You will visit the Museum of Maam – Museum of the Other and the Elsewhere (born in the ashes of the former Fiorucci salami factory which houses over 500 works of art)