Its so gothic in Quartiere Coppede

Recently Cart and I had a walk in a little place in Rome called Quartiere Coppede.

It is an interesting place filled with gothic looking buildings.

Quartiere Coppede

At first glance, I thought that the area was a palatial building judging by the style. It looked as if it was built during the dark ages, opulent and thick styled decorations all around the angular building. I could even imagine several guardsmen on horses trotting through.

Thief : The Dark Project would totally be at home here.

Quartiere Coppede

Surprisingly, the buildings were constructed in the 1920s which is relatively quite modern compared to many of the builds in Central Rome.

Turns out that the designer of the building, Gino Coppede, whom had an eccentric and over the top style, wanted to have something unique which certainly reflects on his last architecture.

Check out this building below, the curved entrance looks as if it was going to draw you in. It was actually a little bit spooky.

Quartiere Coppede

It was then that Cart told me that we were in the same location where Dario Argento filmed his horror movie, Inferno. We were in the same place where a movie was filmed. Cool!

Looking through a couple of youtube videos, it looked really B-Grade horror though. Which is not so bad for me since I actually like shows like Tales from the Crypt.

Quartiere Coppede

By the way, Dario Argento is an Italian film director who is well known for his influence in horror films. One of the films that he produced is Suspiria, which is voted one of the top scariest movies of all time.

Growing up, horror movies was a staple for me. There was a time when my family and friends would have a little gathering watching movies like Sundel Bolong with the queen of horror, Suzanna.

Nowadays I dont have the strength to watch horror shows anymore though ever since watching the Japanese version of the Ring and The Grudge. Because of that, I couldn’t sleep for about 3 days. Yeah, I’m weak, I know

Anyway, I’m actually feeling a little queasy right now so I’ll get back to Quartiere Coppede.

Quartiere Coppede

Regardless of how gothic that the area looked like, I think that its a rather charming place for a photoshoot. I can imagine a bridal photoshoot going on here already. Would be very lovely, don’t you think?

Quartiere Coppede

I wish I was a good photographer

And to end this post, I’ll put a picture which is completely unrelated

Villa Borghese

A very pretty sunset at Villa Borghese

7 Replies to “Its so gothic in Quartiere Coppede”

  1. Ok, I want to have a bridal shot there. You just need to do following:

    1 Find me a bride
    2 Bring a camera

    The rest will be piece of cake ๐Ÿ™‚

    I guess Rome is a city of many charming spots, I guess it’s like a small country, where you need years to discover everything. Nicely done, Rinaz ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Mintea

    Hey, thats a fantastic idea! Something along the likes of the photoshoot with Marilyn Monroe and Dita Von Tease, that’ll be spectacular!


    I dont think you’d need a bride or get married for that matter solely to have a photoshoot, just bring a model, that’ll be enough ๐Ÿ˜›


    Eh? The show is quite sad actually, totally not her fault for turning hantu and haunting all her rapists.


    Grazie mille per i link! Sei molto gentile ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I’m really liking the architecture in that area, but I can’t imagine it being that good for a bridal shoot. It is a bit creepy, and creepy is one of those words, like morbid, dismal, and doom, that I wouldn’t want associated with a new marriage.

    I like horror movies!

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