What you'll do
Graffiti, the word itself is Italian. And in the Italian capital of Rome, it’s everywhere. Ever wondered who are the characters behind these scribbles, these acts of vandalism, these works of art? What does it all mean? Well, that’s where I come in. An American graffiti writer who has been living here in Rome for years. We will meet in Trastevere, one of Rome’s oldest and hippest areas with a rich history of art, politics, and poets. This is still true today, especially on its walls. And as we stroll through this very picturesque neighborhood of quaint cafes and shops, we will focus the street art. I will share with you the code of this underground sub-culture, the concept of getting up, graffiti crews, and the backstories of some of Rome’s most prolific street artists active today. Have your cameras ready for some really cool shots! We will then walk over to neighboring Testaccio, for a deeper dive into the art. Here there are full murals by local artists and international ones as well. Take a break from the old Rome and indulge in a tour of a more current culture of artists. You will surely walk away with a greater understanding and appreciation of the universal language of graffiti.
Juan Carbonell was born in Venezuela. He was raised in Miami along his Cuban side of the family, which has given him a touch of diversity and vivid enthusiasm. These influences have nourished his growth, not only as an artist but in his field as a Graphic Designer & Photographer as well. Having attended the renowned Miami Ad School, he was able to study abroad in San Francisco and to work as an intern with BBDO in Puerto Rico. He was the recipient of the scholarship, Operation Jumpstart, sponsored by AAAA which aided in his tuition. Juan’s career is driven by his love for the arts. Constantly looking for new mediums in which to show his creativity, he has a wide range of projects that include ventures from street murals to fine works of art displayed in several galleries across the state of Florida and beyond.
Spraypaint, Paint, Markers, Camera
Where you'll be
We will walk around the streets of Trastevere, past the Famous Tiber river and to Testaccio where many artists have left their mark in hopes of leaving their legacy behind. There will be many types of work to be seen along the way. From Wheat-paste posters to beautiful large Murals, down to grungy graffiti, there is something for everyone on this tour. Bring your walking shoes since we will walk around places that only the locals know about.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 10 guests aged 2 and up can attend.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
Bring comfortable shoes and clothes since we will be doing some walking. We can make stops along the way to buy snacks and drinks should you wish to try a couple of locals spots along the way. As they say, when in Rome...
Street Art experiences in Rome
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