Thursday, January 9, 2020


Via del Parco della Vittoria 30 - Monte Mario

 1929 Ignazio Guidi (1904/78)

Originally called Scuola Rosa Maltoni Mussolini (Rosa Maltoni Mussolini School), the mother of Benito Musssolini

It is inserted in the beautiful PARCO DELLA VITTORIA (Park of Victory) and it is composed of five pavilions with two classrooms in each one

“Part of the area of former Monte Mario Fort was transferred from the War Department to the City of Rome in order to be transformed into a public park. (...) The school is made out of a series of pavilions (...) according to the principles of outdoor schooling. This type of school was concocted in the twenties with the aim of preventively strengthening frail children through physical activity, contact with nature and heliotherapy. The Rosa Maltoni Mussolini School was presented on Capitolium magazine: 'The design of this school with pavilions is original, the children will gather in designated terraces for outdoors lesson with great hygienic and perhaps cultural gain’. (...) In addition to the fact that it was an important historical example of an innovative teaching method, several factors make the school quality architecture. The high environmental quality derived by the inclusion in the park of Monte Mario and the architectural quality of original masonry artifacts designed in the style of Roman Baroque by Ignazio Guidi, make the complex one of the best examples of Roman School” (University “ La Sapienza” - Observatory on modern Rome - Conservatory of the City of Rome - Research “ Schools” – arch. form M. T. Cutrì, V. Lupo)

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