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itinerary

  1. This unique bus and walking architecture tour allows you to explore the Mussolini-conceived EUR district of Rome. Originally chosen in the 1930's as the site for the 1942 World Fair, the architecture erected in EUR (Esposizione Universale Roma) was truly the first of its kind. "Rationalist Architecture" was defined by its modern, exaggerated and authoritarian structures. Most of which used the same type of stone that was used for the Colosseum.
  2. The first stop on this Rome architecture tour by bus is Foro Italico (formerly Foro Mussolini) a massive sports complex located just north of the city center. Built between 1928 and 1939 and inspired by the Roman forums of the Imperial Era, it is here that you can find the Obelisk for Mussolini, Stadio dei Marmi (Stadium of the Marbles), the Italian National Olympic Committee and numerous sports venues - the largest being Stadio Olimpico, home to Serie A teams Lazio and AS Roma.
  3. Examine famous buildings and urban spaces such as the Bassorilievo Palazzo Uffici (the first building to be completed in this new district in 1939), Palazzo della Civilta Italiana (the Square Colosseum) synonymous with EUR and this period in general, and Via Cristoforo Colombo, the street that links Ostia to the historic center. Structures that are so unique, they stand out from the rest of Rome.
  4. After discovering EUR - a neighborhood frozen in time- now the symbol of the dark past that was fascist Rome, it is time to return to the city center so you can compare the two drastically different styles of architecture and periods of Rome's vast history.
  5. Now back to Rome city center, your walking tour continues to Piazza Venezia (Altare della Patria) and the Vittorio Emanuele II Monument - the central hub of The Eternal City. You will then pass by Palazzo Venezia, the balcony made famous for many of Mussolini's speeches during WWII.
  6. Walk along Via dei Fori Imperiali, the road that runs from Piazza Venezia straight to the Colosseum. Wander amongst the ruins of the Ancient Roman Forum as you make your way towards the most recognizable monument in all of Italy, and perhaps the world. The perfect way to end this architecture sightseeing tour in Rome, allowing you to travel through time. 

what's included

  • Bus and walking tour
  • Expert tour guide
  • Headsets

what's not included

  • Pick up and drop off 

ending point

Your tour ends at the ground floor of the Metro station (COLOSSEO stop on Line B).

accessibility

If you or any member of your party has difficulty with mobility (uses crutches or a wheelchair, etc.) please contact us in advance. This tour is not wheelchair accessible. 


Private tours are available to meet these needs, on request. 

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