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Introducing Italian Style Street, Italian Style Street Guide, Italian Style Street Travel Guide.
Article from Tourist Information and Consulting Center of Tianjin

Italian Style Street was former Italian concession (Britain, France, America, Germany, Japan, Russia, Italy, Austria and Belgium,the seventh concessions in Tianjin), Italian Style Street was constructed in 1902, covers an area of 28.45 hectares, the construction area of 400,000 square meters.

In the Italian Style Street, 137 buildings are all designed by Italian designer, including consulate, military camp, school, church, playground, vegetable market, fire brigade, garden and square in western classic style. The bloc in unique style is the only well preserved Italian style building group in Asia.

In history, there are plenty famous politicians and celebrities of China and Italy lived here. The former residence and study of Liang Qichao, who is the modern famous reformer and scholar. These two buildings were designed by Italian architect Bairuneo; the former residence of Cao Yu, Tang Yulin, Hua Shigui and Zhang Tinge, the Family Meng's ancestral hall, Zeng Guoquan's ancestral hall and Anjili Hutong, these cultural relics of characteristic architectural styles have a long history. Marco Polo square was the former center of the concession. The construction of the Italian concession was around this square, and it was also the morning exercise place for Italian Garrison.

In the center of the Italian Style Street Square, the sculpture (statue of Irene) has a height of 13.8 meters. In 2004, we rebuilt the statue according to the record, and replaced her sword to olive branch, symbolized the peace and friendship. Six tower buildings around the square are typical Mediterranean Style, and were named after the name of Goddess in the Greek mythology. Freedom avenue is the first walking street in Italian style area. Along the street, the main business were catering and entertainment. In the concession period, is was called "Dante Road". The arrangement of streets in the Italian style area is in shape of chessboard, no same building.

Quick Facts on Italian Style Street

• Name: Italian Style Street
• Location: Downtown Tianjin
• Phone: +86-898-88213740
• Best Time to Visit: April to October 
• Recommended Time for a Visit: 3 Hours
• Opening Hours: Al Day
• Admission Fee: Free