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Nikki669
Sydney, Australia82 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
It’s kind of grungy, there’s heaps of street art, the locals are friendly and the food is great and you’re not surrounded by only other tourists.

Definitely a great place to come back to after the hustle and bustle of inner Roma.
Written June 10, 2023
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The Spanish Steps Apartment
Rome, Italy29,212 contributions
Mar 2022
Always an interesting neighborhood, we were back in Ostiense yesterday for a street art tour with Scooteroma. Saw some street art we knew from years before but also striking new work, and learned more about the background of the neighborhood as well as the street art movement.
Written March 14, 2022
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Paul R
Wellingborough, UK766 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
I suppose, for most of us, Rome is largely about glories of the past, whether it be the crumbling remnants of the Empire, the mediaeval splendour of the Centro Storico or the propagandist drama of the architecture of more recent decades.
Ostiense offers something a bit different and very much of the present. It is dotted with street art of various kinds and levels of skill. These range from the usual doodles, stickers and stencils under the road bridges to entire facades, whole blocks long, elaborately painted with colourful images.
I was only in the area briefly, at the beginning of a walk along a nearby stretch of the city walls and I feel that I could have devoted considerably more time to wandering the neighbourhood in search of artistic gems.
Definitely worth adding to your itinerary as a refreshing contrast to all that wonderful history.
On a practical note, be aware that these artworks are quite a long walk away from Ostiense train station.
Written June 10, 2019
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Hanan C
California643 contributions
Jun 2018 • Friends
The area is known for graffiti murals and bars/nightclubs. Even though some of the buildings are run down i felt quite safe there. You can reach it by the metro station Piramide. It has also some good restaurants.
Written June 9, 2018
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia18,330 contributions
Dec 2017 • Couples
We were staying an hour outside of Rome, and our train stopped here, rather than catch a metro, we walked around the area, which in our mind it is bohemian, lots of street art and pop up markets, (however in some ways verging on skanky), if you are into street art, this your place, however, probably, better to hang around the main attractions your, average tourist, (near the train station).
Written January 3, 2018
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chriskour
Paleo Faliro, Greece354 contributions
Aug 2017 • Solo
The area displays some of the best street art Rome has to offer and I highly recommend a short graffiti hunt around. There is just a small region where one can spot the art I attach in my photo which I witnessed with my own eyes after searching beforehand. Start with the famous
Man with the slip by Aloha in Via degli Argonauti. Then go to Alexis Grigoropoulos graffiti in Via Ostiense 122 (a young student killed by police in Athens), the amazing coloured faces by Blu in via del Porto Fluviale 5F (a building where the homeless were housed for some time), the Fish’n’kids by Agostino Iacurci -in via del Porto Fluviale 67 and the masterpiece Jumping off Wolf by ROA in Via Galvani covering a whole building in the crossroads with via Nicola Zabaglia (a large she-wolf representing the symbol of Rome). I can try to be more specific in detail if anyone needs more help. If you spot the graffitis on the map, you'll see its easily doable even on foot in 30'.
Written August 18, 2017
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Mafaldilka
Madrid, Spain197 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
We went to visit the neighborhood as it was near our hotel and friends had recommended to visit it but from my point of view there are much nicer places to visit in Rome. It is true that it has some very artistic graffitis but it is quire dirty.
Written July 25, 2017
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Atlas
Hampshire, UK168 contributions
Aug 2016 • Friends
Perhaps this just applies to the particular area of Ostiense we stayed in, but it seemed like there was a lot more going on at night compared to daytime. And I don't mean that in a positive way. Dodgy people drinking on street corners, doing drugs etc.. Not a place I'd feel safe walking around in after dark. Also not very clean.
Written August 12, 2016
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Raintree_Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand3,760 contributions
Jul 2016 • Solo
Packed with diverse restaurants, shops, markets and pubs. Fun area of Rome to wander, explore and enjoy.
Written July 24, 2016
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Daniel A
London, UK79 contributions
Apr 2014 • Couples
A perfect place to hang out in the evening and at night. You can find a good choice of restaurants, bars, clubs and ice-cream shops. Lively atmosphere.
Written April 15, 2014
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