Fairytale and fantasy: Rome's Coppedè quarter

Coppedè district in Rome contains a magical mix of architectural styles.

Rome's little-known Coppedè quarter, part of the Trieste suburb, is marked by an eclectic and original mixture of architectural styles and building materials. 

The neighbourhood was designed largely by Florentine architect Gino Coppedè (1866-1927) who incorporated a surreal melting pot of mediaeval, Renaissance, Art Deco and Liberty (Italian Art Nouveau) influences into his plans.

The district's richly-decorated buildings are adorned with fantastic balustrades, friezes, columns and arches, and were built between 1913 and 1926.

Highlights including the three Villini delle Fate, or fairy houses, in Piazza Mincio, the Palazzina del Ragno (spider building), and the Fontanadelle Rane (Fountain of the Frogs) which gained fame after the Beatles jumped into it after a concert at the nearby Piper Club in 1965.

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Address Piazza Mincio, 00198 Roma RM, Italy

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Fairytale and fantasy: Rome's Coppedè quarter

Piazza Mincio, 00198 Roma RM, Italy

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