Quartiere Coppedè in Rome: the most fanciful neighborhood in Rome

A mix of historic styles such as Art Nouveau, Medieval, Baroque and ancient Greek: Quartiere Coppedè in Rome is one of the most flamboyant district in Rome featuring curved and sensuous lines ispired by nature.

July 10, 2018

Gino Coppedè is the architect behind the unique architectural design across Europe, Quartiere Coppedè.

 

Although not really a neighborhood, the district was so called by the same architect who designed it and from which it takes its name, Gino Coppedè. It consists of eighteen buildings and twenty-seven buildings and located around the central core of Piazza Mincio. Coppedè, the architect, devoted 14 years into the Quartiere (1913-1927) to see the excellence of the now historic site before he passed on. His son-in-law (Paulo Emilio) took over the project to propel the work, and saw it to the last bit that is seen today. The buildings have taken a mix of different architectural designs of Babylon, Greek, Assyria, etc. but still, its construction cannot be matched to any of the above. It stands out tall and is one of a kind.

However, the mix of art relieves visitors and inspires them in equal measure. There is no single design to compare to this city and that makes it the unique destination that it is. The state of architecture complements the general outlook of the city. You will never get enough of the ambiance in this place.

 

The main entrance to the Quartiere Coppedè is in Via Tagliamento, where you can find a large arch that connects two buildings. Just before the arch there is a kiosk with a statue of a Madonna and Child. Under the arch, in addition to two balconies, there is a large wrought iron chandelier. The arch is decorated with numerous architectural elements, which have the characteristic of being arranged asymmetrically.

After the arch we reach Piazza Mincio, the center of the district. In the middle of the square stands the Fontana delle Rane, built in 1924. The fountain consists of a central basin, a few centimeters higher than the street level, with four pairs of figures, each of which supports a shell on which there is a frog from which water gushes inside the tank. From the center of the fountain there is a second tank, about two meters high, whose edge is surmounted by eight other frogs.

The mix of art in the small urban District of Coppedè has combined Art Nouveau, Baroque art, and art deco to bring out one set of blended unit second to none. The heart of Quatiere is surrounded by the magnificently-decorated Palazzina Del Ragno and Villino Delle Fate buildings. Their finishing compels them to stand out tall.

This small Roman urban place provides irresistible sceneries that have attracted filmmakers and many other visitors to do video and film shoots. Coppedè neighborhood’s distinctness has brought life to the outskirts of Rome and attracted many to share in its tranquility.

Wild art enthusiasts will enjoy the fountain of frogs pitched at the center of the unique urban. The unique hanging chandelier will usher you into the grand buildings. Once in, all the walls will beckon for your attention. Take it easy, pick one by one, and explore in detail the striking beauty. You can begin with the apartments, the 18 Villas, and end with 27 buildings.

You will never regret your navigation into the Coppedè neighborhood “city” along Quatiere Trieste Street between Piazza Buenos Aires and Via Tagliamento. For friends and family who need to catch up, this is the place to pay a visit. Taking a day trip here will enrich your spirit. You will be psychologically refreshed under the shade of the tall trees’ single canopy, as well as enjoy its quietness and splendor. At the Coppedè Quarter, you get to watch, observe, admire and fulfill your curiosity.

Save some memories of your visit with a day out and photography in the Coppedè Quarter. You will never get enough of this place. Bring your friends and loved ones and share some spectacular moments together.

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