February 7th – Watch your step

Staircase at Piazza Ippolito Nievo, Trastevere, Rome

This amazing staircase mural is the work of street artist David Vecchiato.

It is located in the trendy Trastevere region of Rome, about 2 kilometres from the heart of the city (well, that awful ‘Wedding Cake’ building anyway).

The artwork is called “Elena Sofia Ricci – In the name of the Sovereign People” and is of Elena, a well known Italian film actress. It is the third such piece of street art depicting actors who have made Rome famous in film; you may also find Ingrid Bergman at via Fiamignano, and Michèle Mercier at corso Francia.

It inspires me to go back to Rome and find the other two, which would also help walk-off the other attractions of the Trastevere area – the spectacular dining.



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