AS Roma captain glorified in home neighbourhood
A giant mural of AS Roma captain Francesco Totti has appeared on the façade of the footballer's old school in the city's Porta Metronia district.
The mural covers two and a half floors of the Pascoli school which is located on the corner of Via Sibari and Via Apulia, just off Via Gallia and a few blocks away from Via Vetulonia, the street on which Totti grew up.
The artistic tribute to Totti appeared on 9 February, the same day that AS Roma met old rival Lazio in a much-anticipated derby which ended in a scoreless draw in Rome.
It is not clear yet who painted the enormous image which dwarfs the well-known Totti mural on a side street in Monti.
Neither is it clear if the mural will be allowed to remain or whether it will succumb to the same fate as the so-called Super Pope image which made headlines around the world before being painted out by city authorities.
Photos Il Messaggero
Latest Yellow Pages
EVENTS THIS WEEKview calendar
Rome areasall Rome areas
EXPERIENCED ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHERS
Seeking EFL Course Coordinator
American University of Rome is seeking