Grottaglie’s Fame

The sleepy town of Grottaglie, located in the high heel of the boot that is Italy, is admittedly not on most tourist itineraries. Yet thanks to the tireless efforts of Studiocromie’s Angelo Milano, whose Fame Festival this summer celebrated it’s 4th year, I have made two pilgrimages to the tiny town – known primarily for ceramics – deep in southern Italy. Fame has attracted some of the international street art and graffiti scene’s most talented artists and let them paint the town red. Big walls by Blu, Aryz, Sam3, Ericailcane – to name but a few – and whimsical characters by Os Gemeos scattered across the medieval town center have made Grottaglie a must-see destination for a street art aficionada like me. The images below are some of my favorite walls, all shot over two, gloriously warm, and sunny days this past November.

108 in Grottaglie (photo by Luna Park)
108 in Grottaglie (photo by Luna Park)
Aryz in Grottaglie (photo by Luna Park)
Aryz in Grottaglie (photo by Luna Park)
Bastardilla in Grottaglie (photo by Luna Park)
Bastardilla in Grottaglie (photo by Luna Park)
Bastardilla in Grottaglie (photo by Luna Park)
Bastardilla in Grottaglie (photo by Luna Park)
Blu in Grottaglie (photo by Luna Park)
Blu in Grottaglie (photo by Luna Park)
Boris Hoppek in Grottaglie (photo by Luna Park)
Boris Hoppek in Grottaglie (photo by Luna Park)
Boris Hoppek in Grottaglie (photo by Luna Park)
Boris Hoppek in Grottaglie (photo by Luna Park)
Dem in Grottaglie (photo by Luna Park)
Dem in Grottaglie (photo by Luna Park)
Dem in Grottaglie (photo by Luna Park)
Dem in Grottaglie (photo by Luna Park)
Erica Il Cane in Grottaglie (photo by Luna Park)
Erica Il Cane in Grottaglie (photo by Luna Park)
Erica Il Cane in Grottaglie (photo by Luna Park)
Erica Il Cane in Grottaglie (photo by Luna Park)
Escif in Grottaglie (photo by Luna Park)
Escif in Grottaglie (photo by Luna Park)
Escif in Grottaglie (photo by Luna Park)
Escif in Grottaglie (photo by Luna Park)
Escif in Grottaglie (photo by Luna Park)
Escif in Grottaglie (photo by Luna Park)
Ethos in Grottaglie (photo by Luna Park)
Ethos in Grottaglie (photo by Luna Park)
MoMo in Grottaglie (photo by Luna Park)
MoMo in Grottaglie (photo by Luna Park)
MoMo in Grottaglie (photo by Luna Park)
MoMo in Grottaglie (photo by Luna Park)
Nespoon in Grottaglie (photo by Luna Park)
Nespoon in Grottaglie (photo by Luna Park)
Nunca in Grottaglie (photo by Luna Park)
Nunca in Grottaglie (photo by Luna Park)
Os Gemeos in Grottaglie (photo by Luna Park)
Os Gemeos in Grottaglie (photo by Luna Park)
Os Gemeos in Grottaglie (photo by Luna Park)
Os Gemeos in Grottaglie (photo by Luna Park)
Os Gemeos in Grottaglie (photo by Luna Park)
Os Gemeos in Grottaglie (photo by Luna Park)
Os Gemeos in Grottaglie (photo by Luna Park)
Os Gemeos in Grottaglie (photo by Luna Park)
Os Gemeos in Grottaglie (photo by Luna Park)
Os Gemeos in Grottaglie (photo by Luna Park)
Os Gemeos in Grottaglie (photo by Luna Park)
Os Gemeos in Grottaglie (photo by Luna Park)
Sam3 in Grottaglie (photo by Luna Park)
Sam3 in Grottaglie (photo by Luna Park)
Sam3 in Grottaglie (photo by Luna Park)
Sam3 in Grottaglie (photo by Luna Park)
Vhils in Grottaglie (photo by Luna Park)
Vhils in Grottaglie (photo by Luna Park)
Vhils in Grottaglie (photo by Luna Park)
Vhils in Grottaglie (photo by Luna Park)