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EUR, Rome

A district of Rome about five miles southwest of the historic center, built by Mussolini for the 1942 Esposizione Universale Roma (canceled because of World War II). It has a striking collection of early modern Italian architecture, including the iconic Square Coliseum and Museum of Italian Civilization, seldom visited but full of treasures such as a massive scale model of 4th century Rome. Info: http://www.italiantourism.com. Pictured: The Palazzo della Civilta Italiana, completed in 1943, is the icon of the EUR district.
Susan Spano
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