"Via Margutta, Rome" submitted by RomeTour Editorial Team and last updated on Friday 29th April 2011
The street was born in the middle of the 16th century and always was a street where artists, especially Flemish and Dutch, lived. Here at No.53 Thomas Lawrence, a portrait painter, founded the British Academy of Arts in 1821. It is still a street of artists with art galleries and studios, and in spring and autumn a street fair is held with paintings for sale.
Parallel to the elegant Via del Babuino runs the narrow but noteworthy Via Margutta. The festival 100 Pittori in via Margutta (100 painters on via Margutta) takes place every year at the end of October and the beginning of November: it is a chance to admire original works of art and discover new talent.
00187, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Zone: Rione Campo Marzio (P.Spagna-P.Popolo-Pincio) (Roma centro)
Via Margutta is Shown By "Map E Zone" As "9"
Subway: Spagna (488 m E), Fermata Flaminio (493 m NW) - Metro Underground line: A
Bus: 117 - 119