VIA MARGUTTA is a small street in the center of Rome, in Campo Marzio district ( known as the district of foreigners)… a magical street , in silence and green…
a place of art galleries and fashionable restaurants, which once housed shops and stalls.
It is a parallel of Via del Babuino, the road that runs from Piazza del Popolo to the Spanish Steps.
One of the symbols of the street is the FONTANA DELLE ARTI, a marble fountain, surmounted by a bucket of brushes, two masks, one sad and one happy (the moods of the artists) resting on shelves applied on painters easels.
You are in the heart of Rome, but the silence is so pleasant to make you forget the chaotic traffic (at two steps).
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Here is THE square par excellence: Piazza di Spagna.
In your trip to Rome … you will definitely pass here.
You will walk in the crowd (always) and venture on the famous steps …
Not everyone knows that for designing the fountain in the center of the square, called “Barcaccia“, Bernini was inspired by an old boat beached during the overflowing of the river Tiber in the 15th century.
If you are romantic, do not miss a carriage ride on the characteristic “Botticella“, through the ancient streets of Rome!
But, if you are a little hungry, I recommend a stop for a quick lunch by GINA, right at the top of the climb Via San Sebastianello (on the left, facing the stairs) …
Or, even if it is not “Italian style”, a delicious stop by Babington’s, not only tea rooms… a real treat!
I’d like to suggest you s a very nice walk in the historic center of Rome…
a tiny ancient and very popular street
where the orange/yellow color of Rome is shining
one of the most elegant view in Rome
where you can avoid the crowd of Via Condotti (a step from here)
and enjoy a lovely stop
before continuing your walk….
Have a nice day!