Just a short distance further north along the Tiber from the Bibliobar (see previous blog post) is the imposing Palazzo di Giustizia (Palace of Justice). Opened in 1911, so that in Rome it passes for a relatively modern building, it was inspired by Renaissance and Baroque architecture.
During our recent trip to Rome we read a couple of Michael Dibdin’s Aurelio Zen crime stories. Aurelio Zen is a fictional Italian detective who is the hero of a series of 11 novels set in different parts of Italy. In Vendetta (the second book in the Aurelio Zen series), Zen is living in Rome in the Prati neighbourhood surrounding the Palace of Justice.