What mark did Mussolini leave on the city of Rome?
One of his dreams was to found a new Rome comparable to ancient Rome.
As Renaissance districts were being demolished to reveal the ruins of the Empire, two districts were designed to fulfill the Dictator’s purpose: in the North of Rome was a wide Sports City where these days an Egyptian styke obelisk, engraved with the name of Mussolini, still stands before the Olympic Stadium; in the South was a new City with Ministries, Museums, Government Palaces, to house the Exhibition Universal of Rome (E.U.R., supposed to take place in 1942). The first was made to re-establish the physical strength of Rome; the second to celebrate its monumentality.
Both districts represent the synthesis of two different theories among major Mussolini‘s architects: the rejection of wide spaces and decoration by the National Movement for Rational Architecture; the classically-inspired style of the National Union of Architects. These two opposite concepts merged perfectly into a new original style, devised to remind people of Caesars’ Rome, but modern enough to offer the idea of a city projected into the future: this was the vision of the Rome of Mussolini.
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