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Discover One Of Rome’s Most Fabled Streets And Its Cool Insider Hotels

Via Margutta, Rome. Photo Catherine Sabino.

By Catherine Sabino

If you’re looking for the Rome of the Romans, you don’t have to travel to an obscure part of the Eternal City to find it; just head to the Via Margutta, a few steps from such tourist magnets as the Piazza di Spagna and Piazza del Popolo. Long a haven for artists, composers and painters—Federico Fellini lived here; Pablo Picasso painted in one of its studios—the street, very much in the center of things, but conveniently removed from the city’s engrossing exuberance, retains a 19th-century bohemian charm and an eclectic assortment of boutiques, workshops and galleries, where owners are often behind the counter, or if not, nearby in a backroom working on or ordering up some beautiful piece. Margutta enjoyed worldwide fame in the 1950s thanks to Roman Holiday, although it remains a lesser-known address for many visitors today … continue reading

Via Margutta, Rome. Photo Catherine Sabino.



Catherine Sabino has worked for magazines in Italy and the US, and was editor-in-chief of Forbes Special Interest Publications, Gotham Magazine and Four Seasons Magazine, a travel and lifestyle publication. In addition to living and going to school in Italy, she has written two books on Italian design, published by Crown/Clarkson Potter, and has produced features from many regions in Italy and countries in Europe. Her focus is on travel in Italy and Western Europe.

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