Rome is a city rich not only in monuments and attractions but also in numerous historical streets so as to make it a real open-air museum.
Let’s know some of the most famous streets in Rome to learn how to move more easily during the tours of Rome.
Our list of the 10 most famous streets in Rome
- VIA CONDOTTI - The Street of luxury shopping
Via Condotti is the elegant street that flows into Piazza di Spagna, and is one of the most famous streets in Rome. It is in fact the favorite destination for all lovers of luxury shopping, hosting the most famous brands of fashion, such as Gucci, Dior, Jimmy Choo, Louis Vuitton and many other luxury brands.
But it is also a place of historical and artistic importance, here in fact, walking you will find a plaque that recalls the place where Giacomo Leopardi lived.
- VIA DEL CORSO - The Roman shopping artery and not only
Via del Corso is a famous historic street in the center of Rome that is part of the so-called Tridente: Via di Ripetta, Via del Corso, and Via del Babuino.
The street is one and a half kilometers long and is famous not only for shopping but also for the large number of historic buildings and churches such as Palazzo Bonaparte, Galleria Doria, Galleria Alberto Sordi, and the Church of San Carlo al Corso.
- VIA DI SANTA SABINA - A path between charm and mystery
The Via di Santa Sabina is located on the Aventine Hill: Piazza Dei Cavalieri di Malta and the famous Keyhole of the Order of Malta, the municipal rose garden, and the Circus Maximus.
Along the way, there is also the Giardino Degli Aranci, the romantic park that offers a panoramic view of the whole of Rome.
- VIA VITTORIO VENETO - One of the busiest arteries in the historic center of Rome
Via Vittorio Veneto is one of the most famous streets of the historic center of Rome and extending from Piazza Barberini to Porta Pinciana and the Park of Villa Borghese.
The street was named in 1919 in memory of the battle of Vittorio Veneto.
The street owes its fame for being the center of Roman social life thanks to the presence of numerous cafes and prestigious hotels frequented by actors and celebrities, including Federico Fellini, who shot his most famous film "La Dolce Vita".
- VIA DELLA CONCILIAZIONE - The road to the Vatican
The famous Via della Conciliazione is the road that connects Castel Sant'Angelo to San Pietro and was designed in 1936 by the architects Marcello Piacentini and Attilio Spaccarelli. The intent was to create triumphal access to the Basilica of San Pietro and give wide visibility to the dome of Michelangelo.
- VIA APPIA ANTICA - In the footsteps of Ancient Rome
Via Appia Antica was built in 312 B.C. and once it reached Brindisi. You can walk or cycle to experience the ancient history of Rome in a quiet and rural atmosphere, exploring the archaeological sites and the suggestive Roman ruins.
- VIA DEI FORI IMPERIALI - A walk through the ancient ruins of Rome
Via Dei Fori Imperiali was inaugurated in 1932 under the name of Via dell'Impero, on the anniversary of the March on Rome. It takes its current name from the remains of the holes visible crossing it: those of Caesar, Augustus, Nerva, Peace, and Trajan. Since 1950 Via Dei Fori Imperiali is held every year the parade of June 2 to celebrate the feast of the Italian Republic.
- VIA MARGUTTA - The magical refuge of artists
Via Margutta is located in the Campo Marzio district, between Piazza del Popolo and Piazza di Spagna. It is the ideal place for those who want to walk in peace away from the chaos. The street has been the privileged residence of many artists, including the painter Picasso, the musician Wagner and the writer Gabriele D'Annunzio.
In the 1950s it became famous thanks to the film Roman Holidays, in which the protagonist (Audrey Hepburn) was housed in the apartment in Via Margutta 51 where Gregory Peck lived.
Since 1953 in Via Margutta is held the event "100 painters" in which artists from different parts of the world give life and color to the road through their works.
- Via Giulia - The most evocative Renaissance street in Rome
Via Giulia is an important street in Rome for both historical and architectural reasons. Commissioned by Pope Julius II to Donato Bramante, it was founded in 1508 as the first and longest road in Rome (1 km) with a straight track.
The symbol of the street is the Fontana del Mascherone but also the Farnese Arch built to connect the terrace of Palazzo Farnese to the Tiber.
- Via Piccolomini - The fascinating optical effect of the Dome
Via Piccolomini is a quiet residential street that is located near Villa Doria Pamphili and located between Via Aurelia Antica and Via Gregorio VII.
From this street you can admire the Dome of San Pietro with a particular optical effect. For a game of perspective, the further away you go, the larger the dome looks. Approaching instead, the dome tends to shrink.