Street Art Gems of Roman Suburbs & Aperitif

  • Discover the hidden gems, local artists and their street arts in suburban neighborhoods of Rome

  • Duration icon2 H
    Participants icon1 - 3
    Offered in English, Russian
  • Street Art Gems of Roman Suburbs & Aperitif

  • Discover the hidden gems, local artists and their street arts in suburban neighborhoods of Rome

  • Duration icon2 H
    Participants icon1 - 3
    Offered in English, Russian
  • Offered in English, Russian
  • Meet your host, Alisa P
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    Hi! My name is Alisa. I love my family, Freddie Mercury, gigs, dancing and dogs :) I'm a marketing professional lucky to be living in Rome for the past 5 years. 16 years ago I fell in love with its beauties and great Italian food. I also remember how after a week of intensive sightseeing, I started craving to explore the real day-to-day life. When I first saw the part of Rome my husband grew up in, I was astonished by it just as much as by Colosseum or Trevi fountain. In a different way though. And now I want to share this completely off the beaten path experience with you. We'll go to one of the non-central neighborhoods to explore its modern history, see the street art gems, learn about local anonymous poets and witness the true rough life one never gets to see in the center.

  • What you will see and do

    We will meet at the train station Magliana and I will take you around one of the Roman suburbs. Famous Italian film director Pasolini was finding his inspiration in the simple rough life of this hood and its ordinary at times unprivileged people. Most probably, you would never discover this place on your own, as it is totally off the beaten path.

    This neighborhood is full of street art. So if you like discovering the precious hidden gems of this kind, it is a place to be. But come mentally prepared: this hood will be very different from what you saw in the central Rome.

    We will start at one of the biggest murals in the area to learn:
    - how it all started,
    - who is Mariuccio,
    - what is borgata,
    - and why this socialist Mussolini neighborhood has the most precious street art gems in the city.

    We'll walk around to:
    - discover more of the hidden gems,
    - learn about local poets and artists,
    - understand what the famous Italian writer Gianni Rodari, famous film director Pier Paolo Pasolini and the one-of-a-kind Mexican artist Frida Khalo have to do with the neighborhood,
    - and more!

    We will stop for two short breaks: coffee and aperitif drink.

    At the end of the walk, I will share some links and Instagram profiles for your further research. Because maybe, just maybe, you will fall in love with the neighborhood, its rough simple life, and unique art.

  • Included iconWhat's included

    Excursion, coffee, aperitif drink
  • Not included iconWhat's not included

    Public transportation
  • Policy iconCancellation policy

  • Take a TRAIN to Magliana station. NOT metro. I will meet you at the station :)

  • 1 review

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    August 2019

    It was a very unusual experience. I saw a very different side of Rome. And I definitely wouldn’t be able to make it to this area on my own. It is incredible how such a poor suburb has so many precious works of street art and beautiful giant murals. And Alisa’s story telling is the best! Thank you so much for such an unusual experience, coffee and legendary Aperil Spritz :D

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