Palazzo della Civilta Italiana

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Palazzo della Civilta Italiana

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dapper777
Monaco32,154 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
For those who stay and wander always around the centrr of the city , in the maze and labyrinth of picturesque streets, alleys and ancient monuments, it is easy to forget that Rome is much larger than what is inside the ancient walls.
Taking the B subway to EUR and discovering this neighborhood that is less than a century old is a completely different experience, but a must visit for fans of modern architecture.
This palace is called the little brother of the Colosseum: it is the Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana, the building of the Italian Civilization.
A few stops on the Metro B, starting from the center, there is an entire neighborhood, full of iconic buildings: the EUR.
Walking through its streets, it is impossible not to see the Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana: on top of a hill, it is easily recognized from afar.
Inspired by the original Roman Colosseum, the Palazzo is 68 meters tall and looks even taller when you climb its steps and turn around to look out over the city center.
On the pediment there is an inscription reported from a speech by Mussolini in 1935: "A people of poets, artists, heroes, saints, thinkers, scientists, navigators, transmigrators".
Under the arches, 28 imposing statues in Carrara marble stand out, symbolizing different trades and fields: music, painting, poetry, philosophy, commerce and agriculture, among others.
Walking all around the Square Colosseum, if you have the desire and patience, you can see them all.
Definitely worth a visit.
Written April 9, 2022
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GAN L
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia8,696 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Lies in the EUR district of Rome. It is an example of Italian Rationalism and Fascist architecture. It was constructed as part of the program of the EUR, a large business center and suburban complex, initiated in 1935 by Benito Mussolini for the planned 1942 world exhibition and as a symbol of fascism for the world. The building is entirely clad in travertine marble, is a parallelepiped on a square base , with six levels rising above a podium. The base covers an area of 8400 square meters, and the building has a volume of 205,000 cubic meters with a height of 68 m. At the four corners of the podium are placed four equestrian sculptural groups, representing the Dioscuri, the two mythical Greek heroes, sons of Zeus and Leda. Above the base of the building are 28 additional statues of approximately 3.4 m in height, each under an arch, illustrating various industries and trades. Since 2015, it has housed the headquarters of luxury fashion label, Fendi.
Written February 27, 2020
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Kiran B
34 contributions
Sep 2014 • Solo
I took the metro out to EUR Fermi and walked a short distance to Palazzo Della Civilta Italiania. I personally thought the building was stunning, absolutely incredible, especially in the evening sun. I loved the whole EUR area, it was like being in a different city because the architecture is so incredibly different. It's fantastic if you are a lover of architecture and photography as well as history because the area has a fascinating background story. There are loads of other interesting buildings in the area, such as the Palazzo dei Congressi and lots and lots of museums. I would say you could spend 2-3 hours here and not get bored. It's definitely a good place to go if you want to get away from the usual touristy stuff, and you are interested in a slightly more alternative Rome experience.
Written September 27, 2014
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Maggi713
Baltimore, MD11,572 contributions
Apr 2018 • Friends
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 Rome since its founding in 1925. The have a wonderful exhibition area on the first floor which has changing exhibitions. When we were there, we were able to see the movie studio, plush theater, employee café, and a special exhibit of Fendi clothing and accessories used in the movies. Speaking of movies, Fendi shows a different movie each night at 9 pm, and the public is invited to come free of charge. Not a bad deal!
Written June 27, 2018
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Trvlr_USUK
London, UK162 contributions
Mar 2018 • Friends
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 for free. It's as beautiful inside as outside. A walk up Via Cristoforo Columbo is also worth it.
Written April 25, 2018
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ReviewsItaly
italy2,257 contributions
Nov 2017 • Friends
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.
Written November 15, 2017
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Lake29
Mount Maunganui, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand80 contributions
Oct 2018 • Solo
Easy to get to....metro stop EUR Magliana. Building can be seen as you leave the train station.
The free presentation is hands on artisans demonstrating how Fendi make their product. Shoes, handbags, clothes, furniture and watches. You can ask as many questions as you want. It was welcoming, interesting, informative and us highly recommended as a different Rome experience.
The building is impressive. Worth seeing.
Written October 24, 2018
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Jill M
Christchurch, New Zealand16 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
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 impressive. An excellent exhibition by a leading Italian sculptor was challenging and really added to our enjoyment.
Written May 28, 2017
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The Spanish Steps Apartment
Rome, Italy23,454 contributions
Oct 2016 • Friends
The Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana, also known as the Colosseo Quadrate ('Square Colosseum"), is an icon of Fascist architecture and one of Rome's most recognizable modern landmarks. It was built (like much of the area, called EUR for the Esposizione Universale Roma) for the 1942 World Fair, which never happened due to WWII. For years it sat empty and neglected, but recently the fashion house Fendi leased it, restored it, and now uses it as its headquarters. The striking while marble building, with its many arches, now looks great!

Fendi has set aside part of the ground floor for an exhibition space (so far, entrance has been free). As of October 2016, the exhibition was on Fendi's innovations in using fur in their line of clothing and accessories called the Artisans of Dreams. While definitely not for someone with anti-fur feelings, surprisingly, the exhibition is really interesting, as to the techniques to give fur many colors and textures, and how fur is used in imaginative and unexpected ways. You can sit on a giant fur bench while watching the introduction video, then you go through a freaky mirrored room filled with colorful and fun fur critters (and mini Karl Lagerfelds) that are apparently furry purse accessories. Then you can see an artisan at work using fur, and view some of Fendi's fur creations. After that, you walk through a "sensory experience" that is, for lack of a better description, a car wash (no water) made of mink. Both weird and wonderful. The exhibition made me appreciate the artistry and creativity of the Fendi artists.
Written October 16, 2016
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c c
Sheffield, UK75 contributions
Aug 2016 • Friends
The architecture is brilliant - but the treat for us was the the new owners Fendi- had created a display on the ground floor of their work. Now i am seriously not into fashion, but this did blow me away.
Written August 20, 2016
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