The Coppedè District
It is not a real District, but it is a “corner of Rome” consisting of 26 buildings and 17 villas/houses, designed by the Architect Gino Coppedè, from which it takes the name, between 1915 and 1927 and completed, after his death, by Paolo Emilio Andrè.
This quarter is unique thanks to its architecture: a mix of styles, from Liberty Art to Art Deco with elements of Gothic, Baroque, Greek, and Medieval Art. It is also famous for its symbols.
The Coppedè District is also known as the “Ambassadors’ District” because there are several Embassies: Morocco, Congo, New Zealand, Sweden, and Poland.
Piazza Mincio is the heart of the District that hosts the Fontana delle Rane (Fountain of the Frogs) built-in 1924 in Baroque style. Its name derives from its set of 12 frogs. It is also famous for being the fountain where the Beatles took a bath, fully dressed, after a concert in the Piper nightclub, on a warm summer night in June 1965.
If you are in Rome, don’t miss a walk in this amazing “District”!