Via Margutta is undoubtedly one of Rome’s loveliest streets and makes for a perfect passeggiata when you want to stray from busy Via del Corso. Beloved by creative artists and creative personalities such as Federico Fellini, Claude Debussy, Franz Liszt and Cy Twombly, Via Margutta is home to numerous artist studios and galleries, as well as boutique hotels and curated shops.
Although it is located right in the center of Rome, between Piazza del Popolo and Piazza di Spagna, it has a local feel and remains largely shielded from heavy pedestrian traffic and crowds. Peek into the gorgeous verdant courtyards at Via Margutta 51/A and Via Margutta 53 for the city’s most Instagrammable displays of cascading ivy. Don’t miss the “100 Pittori di Via Margutta” (“100 Painters of Via Margutta”), an initiative born in 1953 that brings together artists in the neighborhood to showcase their artwork along the street. For the next edition, check the association’s website.