The Marble Shop – a great place for a souvenir of the Eternal City!

I love to stroll the prettiest street in Rome, Via Margutta, which runs parallel to Via del Babuino, between Piazza del Popolo and Piazza di Spagna. It’s not just pretty, but also has a unique energy that draws from its artistic history.

Via Margutta


Greenery abounds on Via Margutta

The little Madonnella on Via Margutta is always beautifully maintained.

The Madonna shrine

There is a particularly cute fountain that celebrates the street’s heritage as a home to numerous artists over the years. There are artists’s stools and easels, theater masks, a compass…

The fountain on Via Margutta

One thing you may notice is the funny little marble sign marking where the great director Federico Fellini (the “Maestro”) and his actress wife, the wonderful Giulietta Massina, lived.

The marble plaque noting where Fellini lived

Near the fountain, keep an eye out for the little sign that reads, “Il Marmoraro,” the marble shop.

The little sign

The gentleman who has run the place all these years will be busy working away. He has numerous little marble plaques ready to go.

Signs, signs…


… and more signs, everywhere you look

And for as little as 15 euros, you can design your own little marble sign: a custom memento of your visit to the Eternal City.