Obelisco di Marconi

Southern Rome

Done up in faux-Egyptian style, this soaring central EUR obelisk was a favourite of Mussolini's. It features the usual array of buff workers beavering away, but its real attraction is as a viewpoint to appreciate the rationalist sightlines in all directions here in the heart of EUR. Watch the unforgiving traffic as you cross Via Christoforo Colombo.

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