Piazzale Augusto Imperatore
In the heart of Rome, a stone's throw from the Mausoleum of Augustus, stands the former Istituto Nazionale Fascista della Previdenza Sociale (1937-40), which was designed by the Roman architect Vittorio Ballio Morpurgo (1890-1966) as part of Mussolini's creation of the new Piazzale Augusto Imperatore.
The building bears a series of mosaics, the work of the Roman painter and sculptor Ferruccio Ferrazzi (1891-1978). The central mosaic illustrates the legendary origins of Rome.
My name is David Lown and I am an art historian from Cambridge, England. Since 2001 I have lived in Italy, where I run private walking tours of Rome.
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