Quartiere Coppedè is an enchanting destination unknown to most visitors to Rome. Often called Rome’s answer to Barcelona’s Gaudi, this little neighborhood is comprised of beautiful fountains and 30 or so villas built in an eclectic array of architectural styles: Baroque, Gothic, middle-age and Art Nouveau. Constructed between 1913 and 1927 by the famed Gino Coppedè, the end result is a fairy-tale setting in the heart of wealthy, suburban Rome.
Located off-the-beaten-tourist-path, this quiet, unusual neighborhood is popular among locals, who often use the central Piazza Mincio as a meet up point. Visitors to the quartiere will find palm-lined streets, well-manicured gardens and towering sculptures perfect for a photo stop and a whimsical getaway from more traditional (and crowded) Rome.
Quartiere Coppedè is a 15-minute walk from the popular Villa Borghese park. It can be visited on a private tour of Rome's hidden neighborhoods, which includes stops in the Jewish quarter and Monteverde, or following a tour of Mussolini's bunker and Villa Torlonia, located adjacent to the quartiere.
Quartiere Coppedè is located between Piazza Buenos Aires and via Tagliamento. To reach the center of the neighborhood, head toward Piazza Mincio. It is accessible by bus (3, 9) via the stop at Piazza Buenos Aires and by foot heading northeast from Villa Borghese on a 10-minute walk through residential Rome.