Image by Daniela D'Avanzo

Graffiti in via Ostiense – Art for better places

If you walk 500m from the Piramide metro station, along via Ostiense you will reach a very big bridge. Above it there are the train rails and under it you will find some of the most interesting pieces of graffiti art of the city. Its pillars are completely covered by pieces of different artists all mixed together to give soul to this space.

The first time that I came here I could not have imagined finding such beauty under an old creepy bridge. I had the impression that I wasn’t in Rome for a moment. And if you turn the corner and walk down the nearby streets, you will find other wonderful walls. One of my favourite is just behind the corner and it’s an entire building, now occupied, painted by the artist Blu.

This area without this art intervention would have been just another place that people would have been afraid to visit. But luckily someone decided to use this kind of public art as a way to beautify this space. And it works, not only from an aesthetic point of view, but also from a social point of view. This spot is the example of the possibility of improving the perception of some public spaces using art.

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Details about this spot

Categories

Address

via Ostiense, Rome

Opening Times

24 hours daily

Price

Free
Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)