Palazzo dei Congressi (Palace of Congresses), Rome

Palazzo dei Congressi (Palace of Congresses), Rome

Located in the heart of the EUR district, the Palace of Congresses is worth visiting due to the constant presence of intriguing events and activities.. Designed by Adalberto Libera, this building stands as one of his rare creations following the Italian Rationalism School of Architecture. Blending classical and modern elements, it was originally intended to be a part of the 1942 World's Fair. Construction began in 1938 but was interrupted during World War II, and the palace was finally completed in 1954.

The palace is vast, serving as the largest conference complex in Italy. Its centerpiece is the enormous Reception Hall, spanning an impressive 1444 square meters, which could easily accommodate the Pantheon within its walls. This versatile space is utilized for exhibitions, trade fairs, and concerts. Additionally, the palace houses conference rooms and an amphitheater with a seating capacity of up to 1150 people. For grand banquets, the magnificent Banquet Room provides seating for 850 diners at round tables.

All the rooms within the palace are elegantly adorned with marble colonnades and adorned with paintings by renowned 20th-century Italian artists. Notably, the Kennedy Hall features a captivating fresco executed by Achille Funi in 1953, depicting scenes depicting the origins of Rome. Moreover, the palazzo's café is embellished with two mosaics created by Angelo Canevari. Recently refurbished, the main conference room boasts a lovely terrace adorned with vibrant flowers in hanging baskets. During the summer, this terrace transforms into an open-air theater, adding to the palazzo's allure.

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Sight Name: Palazzo dei Congressi (Palace of Congresses)
Sight Location: Rome, Italy (See walking tours in Rome)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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