Located in Prati district, the large rectangular-shaped square was named after the Piedmontese statesman Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour.
The imposing Palazzo di Giustizia overlooks the square. Called by the Romans the "Palazzaccio", it was built between 1889 and 1911 by the architect Guglielmo Calderini. On the opposite side is the historical Teatro Adriano, today a cinema hall, born in 1898 as Politeama where operas, dances, comedies and circus performances took place. On one side of the square, stands the Waldensian Church, inspired by the early Christian basilicas architecture and inaugurated in 1914.
The square is characterized by an elegant garden, designed by Nicodemo Severi, whose construction officially began in 1884, with the competition for the monument to Cavour. The statue, work by Stefano Galletti, was inaugurated in the presence of King Umberto I eleven years later, on 24 September 1895.
The works suffered further slowdowns due to the construction of the Palace of Justice, and the garden was inaugurated only in 1910. Various species of palms stand out, including date, desert, Canarian and St. Peter's palms - planted in the 1909 and sold to the Municipality of Rome by the Municipality of Ventimiglia - as well as pines, oleanders, privets, viburnums, Cercis and pomegranates.
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