Via Margutta, The Most Romantic Street In The World

Published May 17, 2015
Updated February 5, 2018

In 1953, the film "Roman Holiday" catapulted Rome and one of its most beautiful streets to new levels of fame. See why.

Via Margutta

Source: Turismo Roma

In 1953, American filmmaker William Wyler made one of the most romantic films in history, Roman Holiday. The movie, shot entirely in Italy, tells the tale of an American reporter who falls in love with a princess who has grown tired of the constraints that her status places on her.

Following its release, Roman Holiday transformed Audrey Hepburn into Hollywood’s new darling, and snatched up three Oscars as well as a slew of other accolades. The film also had major impacts for Rome: the city became the must-visit destination for young couples in love.

Anyone looking to recreate the film’s magic has quite a few sites to visit. First are the Spanish Steps at the Piazza di Spagna; then La Bocca della Verita (The Mouth of Truth), where Gregory Peck’s character Joe pretends to lose his hand. But one absolutely cannot forget Via Margutta. This narrow, historically artistic area plays a prominent role in the movie and has transformed into one of the most-visited streets in the world.

If you don’t have the budget for your own Roman holiday, check out our gallery of the street below:

Via Margutta Day
Via Margutta Street
Via Margutta Archway
Margutta At Night
Via Margutta, The Most Romantic Street In The World
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Watch a tribute to "Roman Holiday" below:

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