Esposizione Universale Roma

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The Esposizione Universale Roma (E.U.R.) is a large complex, built in 1935 by Benito Mussolini as symbol of fascism for the world; he wanted to expand the new Rome in the west, to connect it to the sea. The E.U.R. was originally conceived for the 1942 world exhibition, which would never take place since Italy entered the war in 1940.

The E.U.R. provides a good image of how urban Italy would have looked if the fascist regime would not have fallen; large, symmetrical streets and cold, Roman-inspired buildings. The most representative building of this style is the Palazzo della CiviltÓ, which was supposed to resemble the Colosseum. During the 1950s and 1960s, old buildings were completed, and other new buildings were constructed in the same style - housing offices, ministries, large gardens and great parks.

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