Eyes of Rome
Eyes of Rome

Rome: The EUR Quarter Tour

Contemporary Rome: Mussolini's Project


  • Art
  • History

What makes this tour Special

Get to know the iconic Rationalist Architecture in its highest version as a close association between artist's logic and rationality

Learn about the history of the 1930s in Italy and Rome and the city's central role in the dramatic plots of the 20th century's Totalitarianisms

Follow in the footsteps of WWII and prior Mussolini's Fascism in an off the beaten path evocative itinerary

What to Expect


Enjoy your tour with your own private tour expert at your party's disposal only


3 hours


09:00 - 14:00


Meet&Greet at your hotel/accomodation. Transfer to the tour site included


This tour is suitable for kids of all ages


No entrance tickets are needed! Enjoy your tour!


There is a moderate amount of walking involved so please wear comfortable shoes!

What's Included
  • Blue badge certified tour private guide
  • Reservation fees
  • One Way Transfer from your hotel/accomodation to the tour site
Not Included/ Optional Extras
  • Drop Off back to your hotel/accomodation after the tour (available upon request)
  • Extras
  • Gratuities

Sites you’ll visit

  • Palazzo degli Uffici
  • Palazzo della Civiltà
  • Palazzo dei Ricevimenti e dei Congressi
  • Started at the end of 1937 and completed at the end of 1939, the Palazzo Uffici, designed by Gaetano Minnucci, was the first permanent structure to be completed in the vast plan for the Rome Universal Exhibition. Currently the headquarters of EUR S.p.A.
  • Often known as the Square Colosseum, this memorable building is located out of the city centre. E.U.R is the location and is mainly full of local people living and working so a great non touristy location. The area was made under the influence of Benito Mussolini during the 1940's. Nowadays, the Square Colosseum is home to a Fendi museum, meaning you can appreciate the expert architectural work while browsing high end Italian fashion.
  • Palazzo dei Congressi is a building located in the EUR district of Rome. The palazzo was designed by Adalberto Libera for the 1942 Universal Exposition. Construction started in 1938 but was cancelled due to World War II. It was completed in 1954. Due to its large size, the palazzo hosted the fencing and the fencing part of the modern pentathlon events for the 1960 Summer Olympics.

Tour description

Take a tour to discover the "new" Rome : a new side of the Eternal City characterized by a charming mix of rationalist architecture, museums and nature.

This experience through Contemporary Rome takes place in the EUR quarter. Built in 1935, based on a project envisioned by Mussolini, this new neighborhood was at first intended as a monumental outdoor space designed to house the World’s Fair of 1942. Today the EUR quarter is a green and modern area, full of parks and new buildings that follow the traditional features of Roman architecture. This is the reason why the map of the quarter resembles the one still visible today in the Roman Forums, the heart of the Ancient Rome.

Among the several buildings you will see during our pleasant stroll, we will focus on Palazzo della Civiltà, also known as the "Square Colosseum", Palazzo degli Uffici, and Palazzo dei Ricevimenti e dei Congressi.

End this tour of modern Rome with a stroll through the park built for the Olympic Games of 1960.

Full Refund Cancellation Policy

Eyes of Rome has two policies with full refund terms.
The policies are included and non-optional.
  1. Dolce Vita policy is applied on all Standard Bookings placed more than 72 hours from the date of the event. We provide all our customers with Refundable Terms up to 72 hours from the date of the event for any reason. To apply for a refund including where your tour is cancelled or changed by Eyes of Rome®, please contact our customer service team at info@eyesofrome.com.
  2. Peace of Mind policy is applied on Selected Bookings and on all Bookings placed within 72 hours from the date of the event. We provide all our customers with Refundable Terms so if you are unable to attend your booking due to unforeseen circumstances outside of your control you may be entitled to a refund - please see our full set of Refundable Terms and Conditions here. To apply for a refund, please find the instructions on how to apply in the booking confirmation email you received after payment.

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