|Nasone, Grottaferrata, in the Colli Albani|
outside Rome. Fasces beneath
the gold nozzle
The fasces were carried by Lictors (attendants), and their presence signified the power of the magistrate being attended. Added in Republican Rome, the axe meant that the power of that particular magistrate included capital punishment. When the fasces were brought into Rome's center the axe was removed, a sign that power resided with the people, rather than with an arbitrary and capricious magistrate.
|Flagpole base, inside Cinecitta', Rome. Naval|
motifs, including fish
|Fasces with modern flair, abandoned 1930s|
water fountain, Colle Oppio, Rome
|Doorway, somewhere in Rome|
|Fasces pattern in small stones. A sidewalk in Piazza |
Damiano Sauli, Garbatella (on one of Modern Rome's walks),
|Intact inverted fasces, school, Centocelle, Rome|
|Trashing fasces in Milan, probably 1945|
|Plaque on wall, Garbatella. Here, fasces are linked to the Case Popolari (public housing) built after the Great War. |
The plaque (and its fasces) have been intentionally preserved. Dated 1920, 2 years before the March on Rome.
|Underside of a marble table, Naval Ministry, Rome|
|High up on an industrial water tower, on the Tevere near the Industrial Bridge, Rome...|
|....fasces, carefully preserved|
|At upper right, this building on viale XXI Aprile, Rome, is marked with an E and F (Era Fascista)|
and the date (XI, or 1933). On the rounded pillars, fasces have been removed.
The building was the setting for Ettore Scola's 1977 film with Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroanni,
"Una Giornata Particolare" (A Special Day).
|Chipped off fasces, Rome school, San Giovanni area|
|Three chipped away fasces, dating to 1934. Near Castel S. Angelo, Rome|
Also note upper left "A-XII" (year 12, 1934) and what looks like a chiseled off "EF"
(Era Fascista) on the upper right.
For Americans who grew up with the fasces on the back of the Mercury dime, these Rome
|In Piazza Augusto Imperatore (in RST's Top 40). Perhaps Rome's best known fasces.|