Spazio Novecento is located inside the “Palazzo dell’Arte” which ia an historical building developed more than 70 years ago inside the “Esposizione Universale di Roma (Expo)” project. In the 1935, XIII from the Fascist Era, the governor of Rome, Giuseppe Bottai, proposed to Mussolini the nomination for the “Esposizione Universale“. The executive part for this project started on April 26, 1937 and among the planned buildings there was “Il Palazzo dell’Arte” which is where Spazio Novecento is located. Since the first intention of project designers (F.Fariello, S.Muratori e L.Quaroni) it was made to represent a big “agorà” (square) with a clear classic design. The Salone espositivo is characterized with a monumental first floor completely decorated with two pairs of pillars made of marble from Portoro. The Portoro or Marmo di Portovenere is a fine curated type of black marble coming from the Spezia area (nearby Genoa). Works started in the 1939, however, they had to pause the works because of the World War II in 1942. In the 1951, it was instituted Ente Eur, the Palazzo dell’Arte Antica buildings were abandoned and yet to be completed. From this moment up until 1957 they started and concluded the works and Ente Eur rented the indoor spaces to various commercial and industrial businesses. From 1967 to 2000, Ente Eur was transformed into Eur S.p.A. and the indoor spaces were directed by the Latin-Italian Institute. From 2003 on, major renovations were made and in 2006 it was completed. Spazio Novecento officially opened to the public on March 17, 2007;,however, few years back was when it really all began when entrepreneur Stefano Spezia born and raised in EUR fell in love with the most modern and advanced neighborhood in Rome and decided to go directly to EUR S.p.A. to make a location for events possible. The idea was to create a multifunctional space where to host meetings, conferences, exhibitions, fairs, gala dinners, concerts and parties. The idea was presented to an EUR S.p.A. manager, however, it was rejected “Stefano your ideas are not clear. This project is not a restaurant, nor a meeting center, nor a nightclub. We will talk again when you have clearer ideas.” Nonetheless, Stefano Spezia’s thought was different:” my idea was to embrace more than one solution in order to let people involve with various initiatives.” Afterwards, Stefano came back to the EUR S.p.A. headquarters where he found different managers working there. As a matter of fact, the new CEO Mauro Miccio, as soon as he learned the Stefano’s idea, liked it and finally Spazio Novecento became a reality.