LIBERTY ROME: COPPEDE' AND CASINA DELLE CIVETTE

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Unique in its kind, the Coppedè area is one of the most original, unusual and unconventional neighbourhoods imaginable, born from a mix between the work of eccentric architect, Gino Coppedè, with the Liberty style of the beginning of the 20th century: a genuine rarity in the city and a must see destination off the beaten track from the usual itineraries. The Palazzo del Ragno [the Spider’s Palace], the Villine delle Fate[the Fairies’ Houses], the Fontana delle Rane [the Fountain of the Frogs]… no, we are not in a fairytale, but in the kingdom of Gino Coppedè, Florentine architect who, between 1912 and 1926 gave life to one of the most interesting areas of modern Rome, the fruit of a happy union between elements of medieval, Greek, art nouveau and gothic art, made up of 26 Palazzi and 17 villas, in accordance with the original city plans. The initial visual impact that welcomes visitors as if entering a theatrical set is provided by a decorative arch that opens onto a world made up of multi-shape decorations, glass, colours, balconies and loggias, curving shapes, theatrical masks, animals and inscriptions on buildings that were mainly destined to become private residences. Just a few steps from this fairytale world, the Casina delle Civette (the House of the Owls) in Villa Torlonia seems to speak the same language; dominated by the decorations (especially the image of the owl) and the artistic window, today the Casina is home to a museum which houses over 70 decorative windows and over a hundred preparatory drafts, hugely important items that document the tastes of the Liberty style at the beginning of the 20th century.

 

Includes:

 

Professional Guide

 

Entrance tickets

 

Car Transfer from Termini Station

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Starts: 9:30 or 15:00

Ends: 12:30 or 18:00

Duration: 3 hours

 

 

Group: Max 4 adults

Private: Max 4 adults

Group Price: NA

Private Price: 300€

Meeting Point:

 

Piazza Esedra corner with via Nazionale