Anna Magnani and her Rome



Meeting point in front of the Antico Caffè of the Teatro Marcello
Via del Teatro di Marcello 42, 00186 Rome

We offer you a guided tour focused on Anna Magnani and on some places related to her life, her artistic activity and her movies.
Introduction on the relationship between Anna Magnani and Rome.
• Santa Maria in Aracoeli – description of the pre-fascist demolition area, where Anna Magnani lived with her grandmother and aunts.
• Palazzo Altieri – description / history of the building from the outside.
• Via Santo Stefano del Cacco – linked to Anna Magnani’s cat lady activity
• Santa Maria Sopra Minerva – description from the outside of the church, where Anna Magnani’s funeral was held and of the basilica where is located the tomb of Santa Caterina da Siena

Confused with the rain
on the pavement
they fell
the eyes that saw
Nannarella’s eyes
that followed
the slow, disheartened walks
every step lost
of the poor people.
All the flints of Rome
they screamed and the stones of the world heard them.
Eduardo de Filippo 1973

• Piazza Santa Chiara – stop outside the Rossini theater, located in the building where Santa Caterina da Siena died and where Checco Durante and his wife Anita founded the Roman Theater Company
• Teatro Valle – linked to neorealism, Marisa Merlini’s anecdote (actress, close friend of Anna Magnani), and stage of the florist of the Pincio ( from the movie “siamo Donne “ by Luchino Visconti)
“Those were the years of Variety show at the Valle Theater, the years of Antonio de Curtis, aka Totò, and Anna Magnani.”
Totò once said: £the world of theater and cinema participated in the resistance / words, grimaces and songs spoke for those who had been reduced to silence”
• Sant’Andrea della Valle – description of the church from the outside
• Small Farnesina – Barraco Museum – brief description
• Campo de Fiori – explanation of the square and the statue of Giordano Bruno
• Passetto del Biscione
Duration of the visit: 1.30 / 2