Esposizione universale (1942)

EXPO Rome 1942

Piazza Guglielmo Marconi
BIE-class Canceled exposition
Name E 42
Area 400 hectares (990 acres)
Country Italy
City Rome
Venue Quartiere Europa
Coordinates 41°50′1″N 12°28′15″E / 41.83361°N 12.47083°E / 41.83361; 12.47083
Bidding 1930
Awarded December 26, 1936 (1936-12-26)
Opening never
Universal Expositions
Previous 1939 New York World's Fair in New York City
Next Exposition internationale du bicentenaire de Port-au-Prince in Port-au-Prince

The Esposizione universale (World's Fair) of 1942 was planned to be held in Rome.

The government projected a new neighbourhood, on the south-west of Rome, called Esposizione Universale Roma, or EUR. Many references to ancient and imperial Rome were planned, such as the building of the Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana as a cubic Colosseum, an obelisk to Guglielmo Marconi, and a projected but not built great arch, featured in the Fair posters.

Italy's involvement in World War II, however, meant that the show never took place.

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