The EUR Quarter

Contemporary Rome: Mussolini's Project

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

PRIVATE TOUR

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

DURATION

3 hours

START TIME

09:00 - 14:00

PICK UP

Meet&Greet at your hotel/accomodation. Private Driver included throughout the tour

KID FRIENDLY

This tour is suitable for kids of all ages

WHEELCHAIRS

Wheelchairs may need to take a slightly alternative path.

What's Included
  • Blue badge certified tour private guide
  • Reservation fees
  • Meet & greet your private guide at your hotel or accommodation
  • Transportation from and to the site
Not Included/ Optional Extras
  • Extras
  • Gratuities

Sites you’ll visit

  • Palazzo degli Uffici
  • Palazzo della Civiltà
  • Palazzo dei Ricevimenti e dei Congressi
  • 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.

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.

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