November 2023, Year XV, n. 11
EUR. The Rome you weren’t expecting
Telos: What is EUR SpA?
Angela Cossellu: EUR SpA is a real-estate management and development company that organises conventions and large-scale international events in the Capital’s main convention hub. 90% is owned by the Ministry of the Economy and Finance and 10% by Roma Capitale. It manages assets of almost 750 million euros. EUR SpA was created in 2000 when the agency EUR, “Esposizione Universale di Roma” (TN: Rome Expo), was transformed into a joint-stock company with the aim of valorising its real-estate assets, which are of rare value. An extraordinary compendium due to the sheer number of monumental architectural works built in the style of Italian rationalism for the 1942 Expo, which was never held, as well as facilities for the Rome Olympics, 70 hectares of monumental parks and gardens, sports facilities, an artificial lake, an aqueduct for irrigation, and several other valuable tracts of land ...more
“The most beautiful ruin of Roman antiquity is no doubt the Pantheon. This temple has suffered so little that it appears to us as the Romans must have seen it during their time.” This is Stendhal’s tribute to the majesty and charm of the Pantheon.When we think of Rome, we think of its rich history and culture. We think of the Coliseum and the Pantheon, as well as all the amazing art and cuisine it is famous for. Few people have any deep knowledge of the metaphysical pentagonat EUR, whose monuments, whose pure, rational geometries and whose spectacular beauty not only stand as a reminder of the interrupted dreams of the “Third Rome”, of fascist Rome, over the years it has also inspired a number of film directors, from Federico Fellini to Paolo Sorrentino ...more