Palazzetto dello Sport
Piscina delle Rose
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You might well have to wake up the ticket-seller at this sleepy museum dedicated to folk art and rural tradition. Not one of Rome’s...
Chiesa Santi Pietro e Paolo
One of the few planned developments in Rome’s history, EUR was built for an international exhibition in 1942, and although war...
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Palazzetto dello Sport 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 Palazzetto dello Sport . 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.