Eyes of Rome

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


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
  • 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
  • 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.

Cancellation Policy

Please note that Eyes of Rome® applies the following cancellation policy for the selected product:

  • Eyes of Rome operates on a Full Refund Policy of the amount paid during the booking for cancellations made with 72-hours minimum notice
  • For cancellations/amendments requested from 72 to 24 hours from the tour starting time, Eyes of Rome reserves the right to charge or hold from the downpayment € 40 per person
  • For no shows on the day of the tour or cancellations/amendments requested less than 24 hours from the tour starting time, Eyes of Rome reserves the right to hold the amount paid during check out and charge any remaining balance for incomplete payments

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