She had me at hello!
The moment I found myself walking in her paved alleys, I fell in love with the most romantic street I have ever been to.
Via Margutta in Rome has been home from time to time to various artists like Fellini, Puccini, Picasso, Stravinsky.
So close to the chaotic Piazza di Spagna, yet so serene and quiet full of palazzi covered in Ivy and modern art galleries, bringing together the old with the new.
Jewelers, antiques, art galleries, home ware shops, hotels all lie on that street modestly, while its color and ambience seduces you, begging you to fall in love there and then.
During April, there is an annual event called 100 Pittori where artists set up their work in the entire length of Via Margutta bringing life to the area.
Apart from April though, Via Margutta is the perfect place for a romantic promenade or even a quick weekend getaway.
Lenasblackbook picks the streets top places to visit
- Osteria Margutta, a restaurant from another era.
Warm and cosy with all time classic Italian dishes, my personal favourite, ideal for a tet a tet lunch or dinner
- Babette, nice garden for a quick lunch after shopping.
As you wander around you are going to bump into Jewellery shops, beauty corners, profumerie
and other contemporary galleries and shops
- Galleria Venezianiani
- La Bottega del Marmoraro
- Giorgio Tortori