I still have problems pronouncing the area’s name correctly. The second time I visited Rome, a friend from L.A. was in town. She asked her lover (they met the year before) if he could show us around EUR.
L.A. Friend: Marco, can you drive us to E.U.R.? (spelling it out in English)
Marco: Dove? (Where?)
Marco: Non capisco.
LAF: Big buildings, Mussolini.
Marco: Oh, AY-oor. Certo.
That was a fun afternoon as my friend spoke no Italian and Marco spoke several languages but none of them were English. However, they spoke the universal language of
love lust, so it was all good.
On Sunday, I met up with the rest of the Twitter folks (aka Tweeps). One of Darius and Erica’s friends was born in the area and still lives there. He knows the area well and it was fascinating to hear his point of view.
If you have any interest in architecture or 20th century Roman history, EUR is definitely worth a visit. It’s a very unique neighborhood.
Here are a few snapshots from Sunday.