from/per person Rs 17,910
  • 4 hours

Description

After meeting your knowledgeable guide in central Rome, head off by luxury coach to Rome's EUR district, just south of the city center. The creation of the EUR was a huge, 1930s urban regeneration project, spearheaded by Mussolini, Italy's controversial prime minister and self-titled Il Duce (meaning "the Leader"), who intended to showcase the area at the 1942 World's Fair to celebrate 20 years of fascist Italy.

However, the World's Fair was abandoned at the onset of World War II, and, subsequently, Mussolini's ambitious EUR project was left incomplete. Although work continued after the war ended, the newer buildings lacked the influence of political agenda and failed to match the grandeur of the regime's earlier architecture. The area as it stands today retains the tantalizing air of an unfinished project.

During your morning walking tour, walk through the EUR's large, symmetrical streets and see examples of Neoclassical architecture from the fascist era. Hear tales of 1930s Rome from your expert guide, and learn about Mussolini’s notorious reign.

Highlights of your EUR walking tour include the Via dei Fori Imperial, the road that linked the Rome Colosseum to the fascist party's headquarters in Piazza Venezia, and the Square Colosseum (Palazzo della Civilta del Lavoro) with its distinctive arches imbedded in its white, marble facade. Just outside of the EUR, visit the Foro Italico, Rome's impressive, fascist-era sports center that is home to an incredible 120-foot-high (36-meter) obelisk and the Stadio dei Marmi, a running track surrounded by 60 marble statues.

After you’ve seen the best EUR sights and satisfied your curiosity about fascism in Rome, head back to central Rome, where your unique morning tour ends.


Inclusions

Transport to the EUR district by air-conditioned coach, Local guide


Exclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off, Gratuities, Entrance to the Stadio Olimpico inside Foro Italico, Entry/Admission - Palazzo degli Uffici, Entry/Admission - Piazza Venezia, Entry/Admission - Roman Forum


Additional Information

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, Luggage storage NOT available


Others

Location : Rome, Italy
City : Rome
Country : Italy
Departure Time : Meeting time: 8:45am
Departure time: 9am
Departure Point : Central Rome
Return Details : Returns to original departure point
Voucher Requirements : You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Voucher Option : VOUCHER_E
Duration : 4 hours


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