The Ugly Face of Italian Fascist Architecture

The Foro Italico in the north of Rome manages to combine the ludicrous with the appalling It is found in the north of Rome and is, in a way, the most incredible thing I have ever seen. Imagine a monument constructed by the Nazis for the glorification of Adolf Hitler and his achievements that for some reason survived WWII – only to be integrated, a few years after, into the building complex of a prestigious

The Ugly Face of Italian Fascist Architecture

The Beauties of Fascist Architecture in Rome

A walk through the EUR district demonstrates that bad governments can have amazingly good taste. Rome is one of the few cities in the world that have never been entirely redone – unlike Paris and London, for example, both very old cities, too (although not quite as old as Rome) which today consist largely of 19th century townscapes with some older and some newer buildings thrown in.

Rome, conversely, is much more of

The Beauties of Fascist Architecture in Rome