- An unusual tour in Rome
- A private walking guided tour in the EUR District
- The beauty of rationalism Italian style
- An exclusive breakfast cooking class
- A tasty and elgant typical Italian breakfast
Meeting with your private driver in Rome. Transfer to the EUR district by car/minivan. A private pastry-chef will teach you all the secrets in order to prepare your tasty croissants. You will learn how to make natural yeasts and doughs and finally you will taste your breakfast with an Italian cappuccino or espresso, a yogurt, some orange juice and some home-made cakes.
Then, meeting with a licensed tour guide for a private tour wandering about that quarter which was projected during the Fascist period, when the city stretched southwards, as the dictator Benito Mussolini had planned Rome to host the Universal Rome Exhibit, the so-called EUR, and he had chosen that place for its proximity to Ostia sea port.
The event, which was supposed it would have taken place in 1942, was never organized, because the outbreak of the Second World War blocked most of those buildings. It was just during the late 50s that the project was completed to hold the 1960 Olympic Games.
Marcello Piacentini was nominated as the master architect of the region in the late 20s and he developed some plans for long-standing sites throughout the area as well as for temporary pavilions, especially for the above fair.
Rationalism and the classical aestheticism of Ancient Rome combine: excessive proportions of a very big, supreme and authoritarian size that imposes power and absolution.
The EUR district is a masterpiece of the Rationalist architecture, characterized by huge white buildings, mostly made of travertine, the local limestone used to put up buildings such as the Colosseum, as Mussolini wanted this area to become the Third Rome by creating some constructions drawing their inspiration from the ones of the Roman Empire.
The most dramatic landmark is the unmissable Palazzo della Civiltà del Lavoro, better known as the Square Colosseum. It is a perfect quadrilateral shape, nowadays the seat of the Fendi brand.
Back to Rome.