If you think of Rome as a city steeped in the artistic and architectural masterpieces of a bygone era, you aren’t wrong. You can gratify your artistic senses with countless remnants of the distant past.
But, if you feel that you have explored the most famous spots in Rome one too many times, choose one of our best family tours in Rome and discover spots that even people living in Rome many years, may not know of. One such place is Quartiere Coppedè.
About the Place and its History:
Quartiere Coppedè neatly juxtaposes various forms of art in new, fresh and stirring ways. This place quirkily assembles the art of ancient Greece, the Baroque form of Roman, the Mannerist and Medieval arts, as well as Art Nouveau.
Nestled in the Trieste district towards the North of Italy, the brainchild of the Florentine architect Gino Coppedè,Quartiere Coppedè will definitely make your jaw drop. Quartiere means “neighbourhood” and Coppedè is derived from the last name of its creator, who worked on it from 1913 – 1927 after which he passed away, leaving his creation for generations to marvel at.
What to do in Quartiere Coppedè?
You can gaze at the buildings and the architecture delightfully carved by Mr. Coppedè, which would demand a lengthy amount of time and, once you finish, to put it bluntly, there isn’t much more to do. You will not find many restaurants, cafes or shops. This is a place to visit if you are looking for a quiet escape to enjoy art in a secluded area, unknown to the tourists. This is a place for introspection.
Don’t forget your camera if you are heading for Quartiere Coppedè. Each building, each element of the architecture, will make you think and rethink. The most photographed structure is the arched entryway off of Via Tagliamento. It is one of the most incredible buildings in the neighbourhood and is famous for its chandelier.
Fontana delle Rane
Going around the quartiere you will find Piazza Mincio, which is home to the Fontana delle Rana (Fountain of Frogs). This fountain is one of the greatest of all the small fountains that can be found in and around Rome.
This fountain contains some impressive frog statues by Coppedè, but besides that, it is also world renowned for being the fountain where the Beatles once dived in after one of their concerts in Rome. These small fountains would be dwarfed if compared to the Trevi Fountain or the Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi (Fountain of the Four Rivers) but small fountains like these can be spectacular, with a dash of eccentricity.
So, to enjoy this unique place and many more rare gems, contact private tours of Rome for families.
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