Quartiere Coppedè

Area in Villa Borghese & Northern Rome

The compact Quartiere Coppedè, best entered from the corner of Via Tagliamento and Via Dora, is one of Rome's most extraordinary neighbourhoods. Conceived and built by the little-known Florentine architect, Gino Coppedè, between 1913 and 1926, it's a fairy-tale mix-match of Tuscan turrets, Liberty sculptures, Moorish arches, Gothic gargoyles, frescoed facades and palm-fringed gardens.

At its heart, the whimsical Fontana delle Rane is a modern take on the better known Fontana delle Tartarughe in the Jewish Ghetto.