British Embassy Rome – Basil Spence Building Italy

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British Embassy Rome : Architecture

Modern Rome Building, Italy – design by architect Basil Spence

British Embassy Rome

Address: L’Ambasciata britannica in Italia
Date built: 1971
Design: Basil Spence architect

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photos © Adrian Welch

Location: off Via XX Settembre, adj. Porta Pia

Directions: head north (a few blocks) from Termini / Santa Maria degli Angeli

British Embassy Rome architect : Basil Spence

British Embassy Building Rome
photo © Adrian Welch

The Embassy of the United Kingdom in Rome is the chief diplomatic mission of the United Kingdom in Italy, San Marino and the Holy See. It is located on Via XX Settembre in Municipio I. The British Embassy to the Holy See is located in the same compound. The current British Ambassador to the Holy See is Sally Axworthy.

British diplomatic flag flying above the Embassy.
The Embassy building at Rome’s Porta Pia was designed by the British architect Sir Basil Spence, and opened in 1971. It replaced a building on the same location bought by the British government in the 19th century, which had been severely damaged in a terrorist attack in 1946.

Adjacent building to the west – Porta Pia, gate through the ancient walls:
Porta Pia Rome Porta Pia
photos © Adrian Welch

Porta Pia, Via XX Settembre
1561-64
Last architectural work by Michelangelo

Adjacent building to the southwest:
Rome building near Porta Pia
photo © Adrian Welch

Building images by Adrian Welch available upon request: photos 2816×2112 pixels

Basil Spence


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