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Designed in 1937 as part of Mussolini's plan for the 1942 World Exhibition. The exhibition never took place, but the building did. Incorporated in a much bigger urban plan it looks stunning. The latest restoration did a good job bringing it back to its full...More
This Palazzo is better known as “The Square Colosseum”. There are 216 arches lining the palazzo. In 2015, the fashion house Fendi moved its headquarters into the Palazzo della Civilta Italiana. The 75-year-old building was never occupied prior to Fendi’s arrival! Fendi has been in...More
Need a break from Roman ruins? Then take a short metro ride to one of the EUR stops and check out a very architecturally modern piece of Rome. This is also Fendi's HQ and we got to go inside to see a 'Fendi Studios' exhibit...More
This building is awesome.
We could visit the Fendi exhibition about fur coats worn in important movies. Great fun and free. On specific spots they took pictures of you with an instant camera, if you like, and it's a present. So nice.
This unique building is the major attraction in EUR, the site that Mussolini built for the 1942 World's Fair that never happened. Now the fashion house, Fendi, owns it and there was a nice art exhibit on the ground floor.
Although build to honor a...More
Step outside of Ancient Rome and head to EUR to see the "square Colosseum." I was pleasantly surprised with this building and the current art exhibition inside, which is now the FENDI Headquarters. You can easily take the metro here and then a bus to...More
So elementary and so derivative (it's called the "square colosseum" derisively), but also very visually striking. The building design definitely succeeds in giving off an authoritarian posture, and I think you can only experience/understand that by seeing it in person.
We enjoyed our Fascist Rome...More
My father was very impressed with this unfinished building when he was here with the Allies late in World War 2 so I was keen to see it. The design and the extraordinary high ceilings, as well as the extensive use of marble are indeed...More
If you didn't know this building was commissioned by a Facist you could probably guess .
I could not decide whether I liked it or not . it is a weird and ironic legacy of Mussolini . Imposing , stark and the favoured combination of...More