Rome steps transformed by mural

Insieme per Roma sponsors public art

A large flight of steps connecting Via di Vigna Murata and Via Luigi Lilio in Rome's EUR district has been transformed by artist Alessandro Sabong who turned the drab open-air staircase into a colourful waterfall mural.

The project was part of the Clean-up Creare Arte SI'... Vandalism NO campaign carried out by Insieme per Roma, a non-profit foundation that works within the community to enhance Rome through social, sustainable, educational and creative means.

Beginning on 23 July, Sabong used more than 250 spray cans and 100 litres of paint to cover the 500 sqm of formerly graffiti-covered walls with his tropical vision.

Located near Laurentina metro station, the steps are owned by the surrounding apartments but are used by hundreds of commuters every day as a handy way to get to the nearby metro station.