In Rome, as in so many other cities – from Europe to South America – the most political street artist is BLU: a 30-something Italian guy whose identity is hushed – although his art speaks loudly.
BLU always highlights political and social issues, often painting on squats and forgotten areas of the cities. His works are always over-abundant with metaphors, allegories and symbols, through which he expresses his dissident point of view of our society.
Once you have seen the Colosseum, visited the Vatican Museums and wandered around the historic center, you should venture off-the-beaten path to get a true taste of the Eternal city. From industrial archaeology to contemporary and street art, here are 10 lesser-known spots that you won’t find in your pocket guide.
What to see in northern Rome?
Last week was hectic; at one point I just needed to get away from the chaos of the town centre and enjoy a relaxing walk somewhere not so far away, somewhere I could have reached with less effort than a proper get-away destination, maybe a place along a river, with a beautiful park and nice alleys to simply get lost.
That’s how the area of Pietralata and Montesacro came up to my mind…