Piazza dei Fumetti, also known as Piazza Andrea Pazienza, is a square, paying homage to some of Italy’s beloved cartoonists. Inaugurated by the XII Municipio in November 2009, many of these murals I recognize as Cart, has a number of them in his shelf.
Going past these murals was impressive to me as they looked quite beautiful and the cheerful colours gave a rather atypical feel compared to the regular Roman neighbourhood scenes.
Some of the protagonists I was surprised to see there as I didn’t realise that they were Italian – like Dylan Dog, which I assumed was American.
One of the cutest character for me personally would be Lupo Alberto. He’s a wolf that lives on a farm and is in love with a hen. Cart has one edition of this Cartoon and I loved going through the strips and the silly storyline.
There was also La Pimpa, a spotted dog that lives with her master. A cartoon meant for children, the show can be caught on Rai Yoyo. While La Pimpa is meant for kids, the cartoonist also does political cartoons.
It’s an interesting place and I think I’d like to explore more as the entire neighbourhood seems to have a comic theme surrounding it.