Mile of Murals in Rome

99 murals created on motorway barrier in east Rome.

A 1.2-km wall of murals has been created in the Torraccia district of east Rome, on an anti-noise barrier separating the suburb from the Grande Raccordo Anulare (GRA) motorway.

Known as the Miglio d'Arte, the wall of painted panels contains 99 murals by 120 street artists who worked for free.

Inaugurating the project, which began in August last year, Rome's mayor Virginia Raggi hailed the Miglio d'Arte as an "open-air museum" and a "model of active citizenship."

The themes of the murals include environmental protection, friendship, love and justice, as well as works dedicated to the memory of those who no longer exist and to historic activities in the area.

The project was co-ordinated by the association Arte e Città a Colori, in collaboration with other voluntary associations such as Retake Roma, and all expenses were covered by donations raised by local residents.

Cover image: Retake Roma

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Address Torraccia, 00156 Roma RM, Italy

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Mile of Murals in Rome

Torraccia, 00156 Roma RM, Italy

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