Italy: Rome: What to See & Do: Sights: Painted Windows
City Secrets is a series of innovative guidebooks whose contributors, from art historians and professors to novelists and architects, choose their personal “city secrets” to share. Read a Q&A with founding editor Robert Kahn. The following is a pick from City Secrets: Rome by Sloan Rankin, an artist.
If you have seen and done it all and have a bit of time to rove, find Piazza Orologio and walk behind the piazza through any of the streets. Keep looking up at the windows and see if you can find the ones that were painted to look like windows. There are numerous trompe l’oeil painted shutters, and one in particular has a putto peeking out. Get lost and discover it yourself.