Italy: Rome’s 100 Painters return to Via Margutta

Rome: 100 Pittori, Rome’s historic open-air art event, returns to Via Margutta with its 116th edition from 29 October to 1 November.

The four-day art festival will feature works by more than 100 Italian and international artists who will be on hand to meet the public, from 10.00 to 20.00 each day.

The upcoming event is dedicated to Dante Alighieri, on the 700th anniversary of his death, with the artists creating works inspired by the poet’s celebrated Inferno.

The 100 Pittori art festival was launched the same year that the movie Roman Holiday made Via Margutta famous: 1953.

The tradition began thanks to the spontaneous initiative of Via Margutta’s painters, sculptors, poets, musicians and craftspeople who moved in to the street in the aftermath of world war two.

Located near Piazza del Popolo and Via del Babuino, the fashionable Via Margutta is occupied today mainly by upmarket art galleries and antique shops.