Lovers of architecture will appreciate a visit to Fiat Tagliero, a Futurist-style service station built in 1938 initially meant to be a simple gas station. Italian architect Giuseppe Pettazzi designed the structure to resemble an airplane, which explains the wings on either side of the building. Authorities once insisted the wings be supported by pillars for structural safety, but Pettazzi stood firm in his design and the building still stands intact. Today you can walk the perimeter of the building and take photos; entrance is not permitted. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Fiat Tagliero by using our Asmara vacation builder app .
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This iconic building is definitely worth visiting. We were lucky and it was open, so we actually climbed to the top. The inside has a butchered renovation attempt that is a crime. It is dirty and has ... more »
Todo un monumentazo que nos explica el peso industrial italiano en lo que fue la antigua historia de Eritrea. more »A monumentazo that explains the Italian industrial weight in what was the ancient history of Eritrea.
Definitely one landmark to visit in Asmara. It is closed though.
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