| Travertine Palace|
Palazzo di Travertino
|Location||Piazzale delle Armi, Romula, Istalia|
|Construction||2721 - 2763|
The Palace, built between 2721 and 2763, was originally commissioned by the Order of the Golden Crown's Government to be the headquarters of the the Secret Police of the dictatorial monarchy. Due to several sabotage by part of the istalian resistance, the works proceeded very slowly and when the Monarchy fell the Palace was still under costruction. The second Istalian Republic decided to continue the works chosing the building as new seat of the Ministry of Defence as well as some of the most important organs of the Istalian Defence.
The building consists of more than 1,300 rooms, is 169 meters in width, and 51 meters tall, and has a total internal volume of approximately 720,000 cubic meters. It is comparable in size to the Palace of Villareale and is one of the largest buildings in Istalia.
However, despite these information are reserved and under military secret, it is known that under the Palace and the Defence District extends a large network of tunnels which connect all the buildings of the District and underground facilities used by the Istalian Armed Forces.
The name of the Palace derives from the fact that the facade consists of travertine. This type of facade is commonly linked to the rationalist style.