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Street art tour in the Ostiense district

Availability: Tuesdays to Saturdays
Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes
Language: English, Italian
Mobile voucher accepted
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  • Explore the street art in the Ostiense/Testaccio quarter
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Small group tour with a maximum of 8 people
What to expect

Rome is not just ancient ruins and Baroque churches: the Eternal City has recently been experiencing a boom of…Street art! Urban artworks are reviving the walls from suburban to popular districts in Rome. These art-works provide a new an opportunity to explore the lesser known corners of this surprising city.

Your guide will take you to little known parts of the city, unknown to the general public, such as “Quadraro” in the south-eastern part of the city, where we can enjoy the early works by David “Daivù” Vecchiato in the Via dei Corneli area, Via dei Lentuli and Largo dei Quintili.

Allow the guide to tell you about the “Mu.Ro” project and together explore the picturesque Ostiense area, formerly an industrial district famous for its striking gasometer (an abandoned gas container).

The Ostiense District project has enabled street artists like Blu to give new life to local buildings with a rainbow of multi-colored faces and Carlos Atoche to create, on the wall, a world of submerged statues. These are just some of the artists that were inspired by the city’s post-industrial atmosphere and gave life to remarkable art works in the Ostiense district where, in fact, the highest concentration of street paintings is to be found in Rome.

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What's included
  • Art historian guide
  • Small group tour
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation
Where

Via Raffaele Persichetti, 00153 Roma

Meeting point:

Across the Metro Line Piramide, in front of the Pyramid. Look for your guide holding a sign with, Joy of Rome.

What to remember
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Ending location is at Bridge Settimia Spizzichino
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When

From 25 March to 31 October:

  • Wednesdays and Fridays at 9.00am
  • Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 4.30pm

From 1 November to 24 March:

  • Wednesdays and Fridays at 10.30am
  • Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 2.00pm
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Provider
Joy of Rome Tours
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.

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