Esposizione Universale Roma

Originally called as E42, the Esposizione Universale Roma happens to be a large complex found in Rome as it is also a business centre and a suburban area here. Benito Mussolini started this in 1935 and had planned for the opening of Esposizione Universale Roma in 1942 as a way for celebrating twenty years of Fascism. EUR also offers a picture of how urban Italy might have taken shape had not the Fascist regime ended.

The Palazzo della Civilta Italiana is the representative building related to the Fascist style, as it is now recognized as that of the ‘Colosseo Quadrato’. During the period that extended from the 1950s to that of 1960s, the Fascist-era buildings that were uncompleted were constructed with contemporary styles taking over. The buildings were constructed to get used as government ministries and offices, which were set amid huge parks and gardens.

The EUR has its fair share of attractions as it includes the Pigorini National Museum of Prehistory and Ethnography and the Museum of Roman Civilization. At the Esposizione Universale Roma, one can also come across the PalaLottomatica that was designed for that of the Summer Olympics in 1960 as well as the LunEur Luna Park, which was open between the period 1953 and 2008.