Quartiere Coppedè

Coppede district Rome

Rome’s Quartiere Coppedè, or the Coppedè District, isn’t exactly a district, but a small, tucked away area named for the architect who designed it, Gino Coppedè. The quartiere, located in the north east of Rome, is so, so beautiful. The buildings have such amazing detail and architectural touches. We wandered there from the Borghese gardens late one evening to have a short stroll through.

Quartiere Coppedè, Rome
We focused our attention on the four buildings facing onto Piazza Mincio, which has a fountain at its centre. According to Wikipedia (where I do much of my research), the initial plan for the area included 18 palazzi and 27 palazzine and villas. I’m not sure if this was all constructed, as outside of the buildings encircling the fountain and the buildings either side of the arch we entered through, we didn’t see any other architecture that fit the same style.

Click on the wiki link above for more information about the area. It’s in Italian, and google translate will render palazzo, palazzine and edifici as buildings, buildings and buildings, but you get the idea. Or try this (vintage) 1987 New York Times article. A couple of more photos from our walk are below.

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