Sightseeing Walking Tour in EUR, Rome

Sightseeing Walking Tour in EUR, Rome
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Esposizione Universale Roma (EUR) is a suburban area in Rome established in 1942, it was designed to host an exhibition which didn't take place due to World War II. EUR is popular for the period architecture of Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana. The area also contains some very important landmarks of history and culture, including Museo della Civiltà Romana, Pigorini Museo Nazionale Preistorico Etnografico and Museo Nazionale delle Arti e Tradizioni Popolari.

Sightseeing Walking Tour in EUR Map

Guide Name: Sightseeing Walking Tour in EUR
Guide Location: Italy » Rome (See other walking tours in Rome)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 9
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 km
Author: audrey
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Basilica dei Santi Pietro e Paolo

1) Basilica dei Santi Pietro e Paolo

The EUR District in Rome was planned by Mussolini for the 1942 World Fair and the buildings, finished after the Second World War, were either inspired by Ancient Rome or Rationalism art and are mostly built of limestone, marble and tuff. On the highest point of the area is the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. The church was designed by Arnaldo Foschini, Tullio Rossi and Alfredo Energici. Work started in 1939, but the church was finished in 1954. The main building is cube-shaped and its 72...   view more
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Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana

2) Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana

The most imposing and symbolic building in the EUR district of Rome is without doubt the Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana, which is also known as the “Square Colosseum”.

This building was commissioned by Benito Mussolini and was intended to be the centerpiece of the 1942 World’s Fair. Work began on it in 1938 and it was finished in 1943. Of course, the Fair didn’t take place because of the Second World War, but the building remains as a symbol of Italian Fascist architecture. Mussolini...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Palazzos dell'INPS e dell'INA

3) Palazzos dell'INPS e dell'INA

Similar to Trajan's Market architecturally, Palazzos dell'INPS e dell'INA are impressive twin circular buildings decorated with Renaissance reliefs. The reliefs depict allegories of the Italian Maritime Republics. Located on Piazza delle Nazioni Unite, Palazzos dell'INPS e dell'INA is an outstanding site in...   view more
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Palazzo dei Congressi

4) Palazzo dei Congressi

In the heart of the EUR district you will find the Palazzo dei Congressi, which is worth a visit because there is always something interesting going on there. The palace was designed by Adalberto Libera and is one of his rare buildings that follow the Italian Rationalism School of Architecture. It is an elegant blend of classical and modern architecture, intended to be part of the 1942 World’s Fair. Construction began in 1938 but was interrupted during the World War II and was finished in...   view more
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Museo Nazionale delle Arti e Tradizioni Popolari

5) Museo Nazionale delle Arti e Tradizioni Popolari

You will find the Museo Nazionale delle Arte e Traditionne Populari in the EUR district and you really should visit this large, fascinating museum, the only one of its kind in Italy. The early collection was exhibited in the 1911 Ethnographic Exhibition, held to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Unification of Italy. After the exhibition the collection was housed in its present building which was incorporated into the EUR district in the late nineteen fifties, when the Italian authorities...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Pigorini Museo Nazionale Preistorico Etnografico

6) Pigorini Museo Nazionale Preistorico Etnografico

While you are in the EUR district of Rome, don’t miss a visit to the Pigorini Museo Nazionale Preistorico Etnografico, which is housed in the Science Building.

This important museum was established by Luigi Pigorini, a noted palaeontologist, in 1875 and you will find a bust of him in the museum’s entrance hall. The first collection of prehistoric artefacts was founded by Athanasius Kircher, a Jesuit scholar, in 1650. His collection was built up by donations from colleagues visiting...   view more
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Obelisco di Marconi

7) Obelisco di Marconi

The city of Rome harbours the most obelisks in the world. Located in the center of the EUR district, the 45 meter tall Marconi Obelisk is dedicated to Guglielmo Marconi, famous for his development of the radio telegraph system. The obelisk was built for the 1960 Summer Olympics. Its 92 white marble panels illustrate the inventor's career and allegorical scenes. Built between 1937 and 1959, designed by Arturo Dazzi, this impressive obelisk stands in front of Pigorini Museo Nazionale...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Museo della Civiltà Romana

8) Museo della Civiltà Romana

The EUR district in Rome is rich in culture with its many museums and the best one, that you really shouldn’t miss visiting, is the Museum of Roman Civilisation. This fascinating museum is dedicated to Ancient Rome from its foundation to the 4th century, and is separated into three sections that are full of interesting cultural artefacts and models.

In the Historical Section you will find a history of Roman legends, explaining how the ancient city was founded, you can see items of primitive...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Chiesa di San Paolo alle Tre Fontane

9) Chiesa di San Paolo alle Tre Fontane

The Chiesa di San Paolo alle Tre Fontane is one of the three churches in the Trappist Tre Fontane Abbey and is well worth a visit. The church is built on the site of what was once called Acquas Silvias, where St Paul was executed in around 67AD. Because St Paul was a Roman citizen he was accorded the somewhat dubious privilege of being beheaded rather than crucified. This was considered to be humane, as it was a quicker way to die and crucifixion was usually reserved for foreigners and...   view more

Walking Tours in Rome, Italy

Pigna & Sant'Eustachio Walking Tour

Pigna & Sant'Eustachio Walking Tour

Pigna and Sant'Eustachio are two historic rioni (districts) of Rome, located near the city center. They are home to several famed landmarks of antiquity, notably the Pantheon. Take this tour to explore Sant'Eustachio, the 8th rione of Rome, and Pigna, the 9th rione.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.1 km
Vatican Walking Tour

Vatican Walking Tour

Vatican City is a landlocked sovereign city-state consisting of an enclave within the city of Rome, it is the smallest recognized independent state in the world. The Vatican is one of the most sacred places in Christendom, it attests to a great history and a formidable spiritual venture. Although only 44 hectares in overall surface, the Vatican features several worthwhile places to see, such as St. Peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 km
"Roman Holiday" Movie Walking Tour

"Roman Holiday" Movie Walking Tour

"Roman Holiday" (1953) is a movie, filmed entirely in Rome and beloved by generations of people. Starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck, the film won three Oscars, giving Hepburn a boost to her glorious film career. The main storyline centers around a day of freedom in the beautiful Italian capital for an otherwise duty-bound Princess Ann. Take the following tour to live the happiest day of her life in Rome!

Tour Duration: 4 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 8.9 km
Campo Marzio Walking Tour

Campo Marzio Walking Tour

Campo Marzio is a historic district of Rome, it covers part of the ancient Campus Martius (Fields of Mars) and is one of the largest amongst the remaining 14 historic districts. Campo Marzio is also the district that most Romans refer to as the city center or downtown of Rome. Each Roman district or "rione" in Italian, has its own ordinal number and coat of arms, as well as fascinating history and breathtaking attractions. Take this tour to explore Campo Marzio, the 4th rione of Rome.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 km
Classical Sites Walking Tour

Classical Sites Walking Tour

Rome's glory didn't end with the fall of the Roman empire, it continued as a melting point of culture and creativity for centuries. Today, the city is a fabulous architectural patchwork, a living masterpiece, and a true tribute to its history. This tour is the perfect introduction to Rome's famous classical sites.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 km
Monti and Celio Walking Tour

Monti and Celio Walking Tour

Take this tour to explore the Monti and Celio rioni (districts). Celio is the 19th rione of Rome, its coat of arms features an elephant headdress with golden tusks on a silver background, in memory of an African bust that was found in via Capo d'Africa. Monti is actually the first rione, its name literally means "mountains". Monti's coat of arms consists of three green mountains on a silver background, since the rione originally encompassed the Esquiline and the Viminal Hills, and parts of the Quirinal and the Caelian Hills.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.9 km

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