The Palazzo delle Poste is one of the buildings erected during the fascist era in Latina and is a good example of the rationalist architecture of the time.
Palazzo delle Poste Latina
Address: Viale Italia, Latina (tel. +39 0773 41791).
History and description
The Palazzo delle Poste is located in the Piazza dei Bonificatori. It was designed by the architect Angiolo Mazzoni del Grande.
The palazzo was designed in 1932 and was enlarged two years later. The same architect added an apse with a high border of travertine marble (see photo).
In 1969, a kind of ramp was removed and the building was further enlarged. The semi-circular metal grilles that had been attached to the circular wall were also removed.
The Palazzo delle Poste was built in a rationalist style. Angiolo Mazzoni would later convert to Futurism and still later contribute to the renovation of the Termini Central Station in Rome.
A second landmark in the Piazza dei Bonificatori is the column with the bronze lion. This was donated to the city by Venice.