Angiolo Mazzoni and the futuristic architecture, Palermo

Travelling to Sicily to enjoy hot weather, nice food and baroque architecture.

Travelling to Sicily to enjoy hot weather, nice food and baroque architecture, I crash into something much more intriguing than old churches, when my mother went to the post office to send a post card, we enter into this sumptuous building that I knew nothing about, but cannot avoid noticing the excessive number of oversized columns on the facade, the very geometrical lobby, a strict order and a methodical precision on the way that the marble slabs were cut, too rational and proper for me, but nevertheless beautiful.

Interesting, took some pictures and left, little I knew, the building was designed by Angiolo Mazzoni, one of the most famous futurists architects in fascist Italy. After that I cross his way at least twice while in Italy, in the Temini Stazione in Rome, and the Stazione Centrale in Messina, the later one really making an impression on me.

Definitely food for thought.


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