Quartiere Coppedé is an unexpected and bizarre area in Rome developed by architect Gino Coppedè (1866-1927). A collection of about fifteen buildings, which are closest to Art Nouveau in style, it post dates Art Nouveau by 10-20 years.
Near Viale Regina Margherita and Piazza Buenos Aires, it is best entered from the corner of Via Tagliamento and Via Dora. This compact quarter is a mesmerizing mishmash of Tuscan turrets, Liberty sculptures, Moorish arches, Gothic gargoyles, frescoed façades, and palm-fringed gardens. At its heart is the whimsical Piazza Mincio and the Fontana delle Rane (Fountain of the Frogs).
Quartiere Coppedé provides a diversion from the more familiar tourist sites of Rome.