Mussolini's Rome

Rebuilding the Eternal City
Author(s): 
Painter, Borden
ISBN: 
1403980020
Date published: 
May 2007
Paperback
Price: 
£14.99
Pages: 
224

Rome was Mussolini's obsession. After coming to power in 1922, Mussolini spent two decades rebuilding Rome as the foremost site and symbol of the new fascist order. Through an ambitious program of demolition and construction, he sought to make Rome a capital that both embraced modernity while preserving and glorifying the city's ancient past. This intriguing book reveals Mussolini's tremendous and lasting impact on the city to which millions flock each year.