Chiesa Santi Pietro e Paolo
Piscina delle Rose
Out in the southern district of EUR, this open-air place is Rome’s largest public swimming pool. It gets crowded, so get in early to...
Palazzo della Civiltà del Lavoro
Dubbed the Square Colosseum, the Palace of the Workers is EUR’s architectural icon, a rationalist masterpiece clad in gleaming white...
Caffè Palombini is a popular cafe with original fittings from between 1939 and 1942, and 1960s furniture. Favoured by EUR bourgeoisie,...
Basketball is a popular spectator sport in Rome, though it inspires nothing like the fervour of football. Rome’s team, Virtus Roma,...
Chiesa Santi Pietro e Paolo information
One of the few planned developments in Rome’s history, EUR was built for an international exhibition in 1942, and although war intervened and the exhibition never took place, the name stuck – Esposizione Universale di Roma (Roman Universal Exhibition) or EUR. The area’s appeal (or lack of it) lies in its spectacular rationalist architecture. It’s not to everyone’s taste but the style is beautifully expressed in a number of distinctive palazzi , including the Chiesa Santi Pietro e Paolo . The area is still a focus for development, with Massimiliano Fuksas’ cutting-edge Nuvola (‘cloud’) congress centre being built here, and mayor Gianni Alemanno hoping the area may host Formula 1 racing in 2012.