The “Acquario Romano” was built in 800 by the idea of the ichthyologist Peter Carganico: create a fish-breeding plant and an aquarium in the heart of Rome.
Erected in the Centre of Rome, in piazza Manfredo Fanti, by the architect Ettore Bahar, the venue got a prestigious role as a focal point of the neighboring residential area and became one of the most significant public building.
Now the venue is the House of Professional Association of Architects.
The structure consists of a cylindrical body with elliptical base and of a forepart with two majestic flights of stairs.
The Central Hall is entirely decorated by frescos inspired by the theme of water; along all the oval base a double order of Corinthian columns made of cast iron supports the upper gallery to the base till the ceiling.
Thanks to its ample spaces that can hold up to 400 people, the Acquario Romano is the ideal venue for hosting conventions, congresses, festivals and, last but not least, wedding receptions.