British Embassy Rome, Photos, Basil Spence Building, Architect, Design
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
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
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.
Porta Pia, Via XX Settembre
Last architectural work by Michelangelo
Building images by Adrian Welch available upon request: photos 2816×2112 pixels
Location:Via XX Settembre, Rome
Architecture in Rome
Rome Architecture Designs – chronological list
Rome buildings : Contemporary architecture
Roman Buildings – Selection
Buildings / photos for the Roman Building page welcome
British Embassy Rome – page
Website: Visit Rome