Rome's 100 Pittori open-air art event celebrates its 111th edition.
24-28 April. 100 Pittori, Rome's historic open-air art event, returns to Via Margutta for its 111th edition from 24-28 April.The festival features around 1,200 works by over 100 artists, whom the public can meet during the event, from 10.00-20.00.
Located near Piazza del Popolo and Via del Babuino, the fashionable Via Margutta is occupied mainly by upmarket art galleries and antique shops.
The street developed into an exclusive neighbourhood following the release of the popular film Roman Holiday whose character Joe Bradley, played by Gregory Peck, lived in number 51.
Incidentally, the launch of the 100 Pittori festival occurred the same year Roman Holiday was released: 1953. The tradition began in the autumn of that year thanks to the spontaneous initiative of Via Margutta's painters, sculptors, poets, musicians and craftsmen who moved in to the street in the aftermath of world war two.