Highlights / General details
One of Mussolini´s dreams was to found a new Rome comparable to ancient Rome as Renaissance districts were being demolished to reveal the ruins of the Empire, two districts were designed to fulfill the Dictator’s purpose: in the North of Rome was a wide Sports City where these days an Egyptian style obelisk, engraved with the name of Mussolini, still stands before the Olympic Stadium; in the South was a new City with Ministries, Museums, Government Palaces, to house the Exhibition Universal of Rome (E.U.R., supposed to take place in 1942). The first was made to re-establish the physical strength of Rome; the second to celebrate its monumentality. Both districts represent the synthesis of two different theories among major Mussolini‘s architects: the rejection of wide spaces and decoration by the National Movement for Rational Architecture; the classically inspired style of the National Union of Architects. These two opposite concepts merged perfectly into a new original style, devised to remind people of Caesars’ Rome, but modern enough to offer the idea of a city projected into the future: this was the vision of the Rome of Mussolini.
Hotel pick-up and drop-off; Private guided tour available in English and Spanish.
Food and beverages; Gratuities.
Hours of operation
Available daily at 9:00am and 2:00pm.
Approximately 4 hours.
There is a minimum requirement of 2 passengers per booking.
Guests must be ready at the hotel lobby 10 minutes prior departure.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.
**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**