monuments near Il Barettino

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Como is Lake Como's largest city where you will find shopping, works of art, churches, gardens, museums, theatres, parks and palaces. Places to go inlcude the Duomo, the Basilica of Sant'Abbondio, Villa Olmo, the Volta Temple and Museum, the Teatro...

Enjoy the breathtaking views aboard Trombetta Express while you make your way to see and visit attractions in Bellagio with many stops. You can get on and off with the same ticket. Organize your visits to villas, restaurants, shopping and other...

For those wishing to experience the serenity of the Lake Como without a noisy engine, pollution or the need for a license, this may just be the thing. These battery operated boats have a very long range without having to be charged and are very easy...

A man made pebble beach. No facilities but there is a kiosk with a terrace overlooking the lake, that serves food and beverages. Chair rental available....

And extended sandy beach with grass. Ample parking, kiosk and bar. Accessible by bike from the center of Colico along a quiet path....

A natural pebble beach nearby the church, makes for a relaxed family-friendly destination with numerous beach front bars and restaurants....

Popular beach with windsurfers and kiters on account of the consistent winds. The pebble beach is a few hundred meters long, between the ferryboat stop to the south, and the river mouth to the north. Close to the beach is a bike/pedestrian way pass,...

Getting pulled by cable creates no waves so you can try wakeboarding or water skiing in a safe, fun and economical way. Located just minutes from the centre of Colico amid green nature. Experienced kiters, in the absence of wind can train using...

Riva Bianca beach in Lierna is one of the most beautiful beaches of Lake Como. Its name is due to its wonderful white small pebbles and it is near the old district of Castello di Lierna. Easy to be reached: along the old lakeside road arriving in...

This amazing bay with its white pebble beach, is very easy to reach. From the center of Rezzonico, left of the castle there is a sign for the beach. You walk for 3 minutes through a beautiful path that winds down gently through flower gardens. It'a...

The northern coast of the Como Lake provides best wind conditions for windsurfing. In the morning it blows from North the "Tivano", a gentle thermal wind which is the more suitable for beginners to start training. In the early afternoon the wind...

If you want to spend a memorable day on Lake Como cruising from one lovely village to another why not hire one of our boats. All you need is a valid I.D. and a deposit which you get back when you return the boat. Explore the beauties of the...

Located directly on the lake, Lido di Colico is surrounded by lush greenery and overlooks a large green and golden beach, lapped by a calm lake and clean. Tranquility and relaxation, but also fun and games are available with our entertainment team....

The majestic scenery, coves and beaches on the lake are yours to explore ! You can stop to admire the beautiful villas and gardens or simply take a stroll through one of our characteristic lakeside towns and villages, stop for coffee, gelato or even...

A lovely beach with bars on the shores of Lake Como, where you can enjoy a relaxing day with confidence. Our beach has a swimming pool for those who do not like to swim in the lake, but do not want to give up the pleasure of a good swim. Besides...

Located between Bellagio and the gardens of Villa Melzi, Lido Belaggio offers a beach equipped with gazebos and sun beds for relaxing in the sun, and provides a catering service for a light lunch. In the afternoon, the Lido turns into a place where...

The upper region of Lake Como is a perfect place for cyclists featuring quiet paths away from traffic, surrounded by greenery within the nature reserve of Pian di Spagna, in Valtellina or Valchiavenna. The Association provides route information (16...

P & L WEAR AND RENTAL is a small shop of rental / sale bike and clothing based in Domaso (Lake Como) along the main road and near Villa Camilla (Town Hall). It is a bike friendly structure and offers city bikes for everyone, child seats, carts,...

A beautiful route for mountain bikers, the trails of the mountains of Lake Como, which lends itself to many variations on the theme. It starts from Bellano and climbs to Vendrogno, then touching the pastures of Tedoldo, Camaggiore. From here you can...

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A beautiful route for mountain bikers, the trails of the mountains of Lake Como, which lends itself to many variations on the theme. It starts from Dervio and climbs to Camaggiore, with options to continue inland or back down to Bellano....

The ice cave of Moncodeno is the most famous cave with glacial deposits in the Lombardia Region (even described by Leonardo Da Vinci). It is the symbol of the whole plateau of Moncodeno with its 1,190 m depth, it is one of the deepest caves in Italy...

The white church of San Calimero with its characteristic sloping roof red, is very well known in Northern Grigna. It stands clearly visible looking at the mountains above Pasturo and offers a spectacular view, overlooking the Valsassina, Zuccone...

The valley opens up to display a wide, green landscape that is pristine and wild. You can reach the Sanctuary of Madonna della Neve, symbol of the valley, and a rifugio of the same name where the view opens to the mountain Pizzo dei Tre Signori. It...

The walk of lovers is a short pedestrian path cantilevered over water in Varenna. It affords romantic views of Lake Como, the mountains, and the small village with its colourful houses perched at the foot of the cliff which is crowned at the top by...

An extraordinary natural sight the Troggia waterfall in Introbio Valsassina mentioned by Leonardo da Vinci in his Codex Atlanticus. The Troggia creek comes from Lake Sasso at the foot of Pizzo of Tre Signori and goes on along the Biandino valley...

A prominent natural arch located in Formazione di Esino is a unique opening on the side of a mountain. It is a relic of a previous large karst system in the area that is evidenced by several cavities. The present morphology is due to collapse or...

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Hike that follows the course of a river, including potholes, waterfalls and waterholes of rare beauty. Forcing the hiker to numerous fords that, like it or not, they will often cool off your feet, especially during periods when the water flow is...

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Although it is not the highest mountain in the Lake Como area, the Grigna (pronounced "greenya") is by far the most prominent. For those of you that will be visiting the western shore of Lake Como, especially in the mid lake region, this is the...

One of the most walked and photographed passageways in the heart of Bellagio that is home to fashionable boutiques, restaurants and a variety of shops. This is just one of the many narrow streets that can be explored affording riveting views of the...

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Monte Legnone is the highest peak in the immediate Lake Como area. The view from the top is definitely unforgettable. Monte Legnone is 2,610 metres high making it the highest peak in the Lake Como area. It is located at the north end of the lake,...

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The Gorge, created by the river Pioverna, is a natural canyon where giant bowls and incredible caves have been carved out by the water over the centuries. A concrete footbridge allows visitors to admire this beauty from an extremely unique location....

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The “Sentiero del Viandante" is an interesting route dating back to the Roman period, which runs along the eastern coast of Lake Como, from Abbadia Lariana to Piantedo, for 45 km. Fitted out in 1989, this walking path offers those who walk along it...

Experience cooking guided by an experienced housewife teaching you how to prepare a perfect traditional meal for your family and friends the Italian way. Join Daniela to go grocery shopping in food boutiques in the old town of Bellagio. Then make...

Recipe for delicious crunchy biscuits, quick to make and suitable for any occasion! If you want to participate in a live lesson with our Chef, come to Crotto Gittana, on Como Lake. Of course, you’ll taste all the dishes made! Look on each lesson for...

For some years now we’ve been offering this novel and interesting opportunity, making a great addition to your holiday. Within the walls of this family-run traditional Italian restaurant, you’ll learn how to make pasta the authentic way: your own...

You will learn an authentic method of painting handed down directly from the French Impressionists to various Americans such as John Singer Sargent and Robert Henri. This method is valid for all visual art media. You will learn not only the craft...

The Beauty Farm at the Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni is housed in the historic villa of the Grand Hotel, beside the indoor pool. The 300 square metres offer a true oasis of tranquillity in the hands of experts who can advise on the massage or...

On entering our Spa, exhale anxieties and breathe in bliss! Discover a deep sense of ease that quiets the mind, relaxes the muscles, and enlivens every pore through expert treatments. Help yourself to a hydromassage with lake view, multisensory...

Mountain Bike Guide featuring a variety of tours around Lake Como. Tours can consist of 1/2 day, 1 day and 2 day trips starting from 50 Euro. Bicycle rentals are available from 30 Euro....

Bicycle and tour operator stationed in Bellagio. Now offering electric bicyles! Discover Bellagio and its hamlets at your own pace, keep in shape and go green. Are you on holiday in Bellagio and surroundings, then SusyBike is for you. Now it’s time...

The elegant boats of Taxi Boat Varenna offer guided tours of picturesque towns, villas and Lake Como’s beautiful surroundings away from the bustle of busy streets. Our services include tailor-made tours, a water venue for celebrations like a...

What better way is there to admire Lake Como's most stunning spots than in one of Lake Como' s most luxurious vessels? Barindelli Taxi Boats, he's the one to call... Private tours or transfers by deluxe water taxi with private piers in Bellagio and...

What better way is there to admire Lake Como's most stunning spots than in one of Lake Como' s most luxurious vessels? Barindelli Taxi Boats, he's the one to call... Private tours or transfers by deluxe water taxi with private piers in Bellagio and...

Tour one of Europe’s jewels in a custom-made Italian boat. Our third-generation Bellagio business has a boutique fleet of stunning boats, intimate knowledge of the lake and fluent English drivers. Based in Bellagio, let our upmarket services help...

From starting point at Pescallo harbour beach in Bellagio, we offer kayak tours run by a professional rower and kayak enthusiast. Our tours are suitable for everyone, families, groups and young people. We have a fleet of kayaks designed to ensure...

Navigazione Laghi is the the scheduled public boat transportation service in Lake Como. In addition to fast hydrofoils and catamarans, as well as ferries for cars, they provide slower boat services that cater to sight seeing and leisure. Boats can...

A short and easy Canyon adventure but packs lots of fun. Ideal for those who want to try this activity but also for those who appreciate beautiful and unique environments. The water flow is always very quiet and at a pleasant temperature. You can...

Come fly with us. The closest paragliding school to Milan dipped in natural ambience in green Valsassina. Flylibell Paragliding School offers paragliding courses on week-ends and tandem flights all through the week. Our goal is to bring the world of...

Lake Como Motorbike is something unique, every detail planned in keeping with a philosophy of simplicity, elegance and warmth in hospitality. You will ride your motorbikes along roads which only the locals know, living this life for a week just as...

A guided tour that tells the story of the radio that will provide insight and memories from the olden days before flat screen TVs and the Internet....

Visit a century old mine and see the techniques employed to extract barite an important mineral used to refine sugar, in rubber, coated papers, pigments, glues, plastics and in protective materials against radiation. The material comes out the...

A museum that aims to preserve and offer an account of country life in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, documented by artifacts and various objects. The museum is located on two floors: the first one is set up as a home environment...

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Contains a collection of natural history (fossils, minerals, dioramas of animals and a butterfly collection), archaeological and ethno-anthropological material with a reconstruction of a "Casel ", the typical hut of Maggengo. It is the first local...

Gallery space that promotes various forms of art to ordinary people, trying to combine accessibility and quality, local and universal dimension, past and present. If we want people to love culture we have to give them a reason to love it. During the...

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In addition to its lavish gardens and picturesque position on the lake, Villa Monastero is also a house museum where a vast number of objects belonging to its several owners are displayed....

The “Luigi Scanagatta" museum is of cultural and historical importance because of the number of birds specimens that was gathered throughout the years and its history. It was established in 1962 by professor Luigi Scanagatta, a well known...

Links Margno with Pian delle Betulle popular during the summer for hiking and mountain biking and in the winter for a modest ski resort. It is open all year round, reaching its destination in just 5 minutes. The plateau is surrounded by nature and...

This cableway in the heart of Valsassina connects the town of Barzio with Piani di Bobbio (2150m), an area that in the winter season is a paradise for snow lovers with its always snow-clad trails, while in the summer it’s the ideal destination for a...

The Erna Piani is a mountain resort at 1375m in the territory of Lecco, overhung by Monte Resegone and reached by a cable car, recently modernized, running from Malnago. The cable car was built in 1965 and the town began to be a destination for...

Migliavacca villa dates back to the early 1900’s and was built by Antonio Migliavacca, a well-known Milanese frequenter of Valsassina and pioneer of the tourist development of the valley. The beautiful building is located in a park in the center of...

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Villa Monastero, a property of the Province of Lecco, is one of the most interesting attractions of our territory thanks to its strategic location, its history, its landscape, its environment and for the different services which it can offer. The...

A series of chapels depicting Christ’s final journey to Mount Golgotha. The traditional 14 stations have been added to with a 15th dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows and are located in a rectangular square in front of the parish church, dedicated to...

Small church dating back to the eleventh century dedicated to Santa Margherita and linked to the cult of the Saints Hermits Larian. Its location is strategically significant as a testimony to its military origin, in defense of the Valsassina and...

In 1688, a plaster relief of the Madonna of Sorrows kept in the small chapel of Lezzeno is said to have cried. And thus, in 1690 a Sanctuary was built in her honour. The work designed by Giovanni Battista Quadrio, was completed in 1704. Today we can...

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Probably dated around the XII century. The building is located near the walls of a castle, a large complex built by the hands of Andreani. Over the centuries it has undergone several extensive restorations: the facade, remodeled several times, now...

This church was built between 1464 and 1474. Its bell tower still preserves pre-existing Romanesque elements. Inside, the church is richly decorated with paintings On the front of the church a large white marble portal shows decorations and symbols...

Originating on a 13th century temple site, this 15th century church was dedicated to San Bernardino, a preacher who crossed Italy on foot preaching religious reform, social justice and working for peace. The last significant extension was completed...

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The church of St. George is located in Bellagio, next to City Hall. It is contemporary with the Basilica of St. James, dating back to ' XI - XII century (dated between 1080 and 1120). Originally the apse and altar were facing east; but then moved...

The parish church of Saints Nazaro Celso with the black-white Gothic front, was built in 1348 by Giovanni Ugo di Campione and architects from the valley Intelvi. The church has some beautiful rose windows and frescoes of the Lombard school. The...

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The church stands on a hill that dominates the valley. The current building is the result of a series of operations occurred over the centuries. Rebuilt on top of the pre-existing building, in the 16th century the church was formed of only one...

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One of the finest examples of Lombard-Romanesque with an intact apse. The parish Church of San Giacomo (St. James) dates back to the 12th century. The rest of the structure has undergone numerous restorations, especially during the 18th century....

This is one of the oldest churches in the Lake Como area and the oldest one in Varenna. Dated back at the 11th century, this Church is defined by the Belfry built toward the lake, as usual at that time, and it keeps inside few frescoes from the 14th...

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The Piona Priory or Piona Abbey, is a religious complex on the Lecco bank of Lake Como in the territory of the municipality of Colico, northern Italy. The abbey is set at the top of a small peninsula, the Olgiasca, which – like a crooked finger –...

Consecrated on 1313, the parish church of San Giorgio is a small masterpiece of the 14th century Lombardy architecture. Located in the main square, this is a basilica with nave and two aisles embellished by a rose window and a fresco portraying...

A series of modern frescoes (2007) painted on houses in the town of Taceno that endeavour to preserve traditions, legends and history of craftsmanship and commercial work. Unlike their counterparts in Parlasco that recount the legend of Lasco the...

Three tombs belonging to the aristocratic Andreani Family located outside the Church of St Thomas of Beckett and a castle belonging to the same family. The monuments, know as “arks” are important evidence of Lombardy sculpture that were erected...

Parlasco is one of the smallest Italian towns located in the Regional Park of the Northern Grigna in Valsassina. It is on the main road connecting Lake Lecco to Valsassina and joins Alpe Cainallo with Cortenova. Myth and reality are perfectly mixed...

Monument dedicated to the weaver of Francesco Somaini, where on the banks of the river Senagra, had one of its oldest and most prestigious silk factories. In the marble top is a negative image of a weaver, while below is fabric draping to the ground....

The Castle lies on a peninsula jutting out into Lake Como close to Riva Bianca and its namesake beach. Built in the Romanesque period, the fortress was at the focus of several historical events, like the battle between Milan and Como in 1124. It was...

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Volunteers of the Cultural Center Library Bellagio deal with loaning library books and organize various cultural events....

It is thought the tower was built at the behest of Fontanedo Bernabo Visconti in 1357, on the defensive line of Upper Lake, but perhaps it was only enhanced an existing structure. It is located about 700 meters downstream of the village of...

It is a private building constructed on roman foundation with an irregular square plant. The building, which has crown walls with battlements to protect the round parapet, can be dated between 1360 and 1370. It is a typical castle-enclosure, which...

Photo: Luca Casartelli

A must see--one of the most beautiful castles on the lake. It is a walled enclusure, developed around a squared tower with restored battlements and a real drawbridge. Additional attractions feature live falconry shows, an exhibition dedicated to the...

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Trapezoidal shaped castle with three towers built by counts Della Torre of Rezzonico in 1363. It is described as a "castle-fence", fortifying an area of two thousand square meters which surrounded the town and the main tower. Today the castle is...

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Placed on a hill overlooking the town, the castle was built in late Middle Ages to block the way to Valvarrone and it still remains a well-preserved tower, surrounded by ruins of ancient houses. The first proofs date back to 1039, when it suffered a...

Undertake a bob sled run through a forest and mountain valley. Suitable for children and adults alike (see video on web site link). Open from 14:00 to 18:00 on weekends in June and September and everyday in August. There’s also a trampoline park for...

The Lario Motorsport kartodrome is suitable for the whole family: the thrilling laps on the track on one of our karts can go along with a pizza in company or be the theme of a party or event. The Lario Motorsport kartodrome offers different...

Set amongst Lombardy’s most beautiful mountains in the town of Valsassina, Lecco is Jungle Raider Park Margno. Activities include tree-top trekking, zip-lining, canyoning and tandem paragliding. Jungle Raider Park is an adventure and amusement park...

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Fiumelatte is the shortest river in Italy, as it measures only 250 m from the source to its mouth. It runs with a descent of 36° making its water loud and foamy and giving it a “milky" white color from where it gets its name. The river dries up in...

Park situated on the tip of the Bellagio peninsula, about a 10 min walk uphill from the ferry terminal. It provides for breath taking views of the lake where lagi di como and lago di lecco meet. This is a great spot to just take it all in....

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This villa’s botanical garden and house museum are open to the public. The gardens are terraced and feature a waterfront loggia and a Moorish pavilion. Villa Monastero is surrounded by a Garden with several rare botanical specimens. The Garden,...

Villa Serbelloni Gardens, not to be confused with the nearby Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni, is a park situated high atop the promontory of Bellagio. In 1959, the property was given to the Rockefeller foundation as a conference centre. The grounds can...

Dervio lies on a peninsula that juts out into the waters of the lake, situated at the mouth of Valvarrone and the river Varrone. Very ancient in origin, it was an important fortified village since Roman times for its strategic position on the road...

Located up the Grigna mountain, just above the town of Varenna with views of Bellagio and Mennagio. It also affords views of all three branches of Lake Como. A popular visitor highlight is Castle Vezio....

Located on the western shores of Lake Como, the town derives its name from the river that flows from the mountains to the lake. A pebble beach invites water activities like swimming, kayaking, windsurfing and sailing....

A picturesque town on the eastern side of Lake Como featuring restaurants, shops, hikes and a lido beach with pool....

Colico is a town located at the northern part of Lake Como dominated by Mount Legnone. It is characterized by natural attractions as well as those made by man including forts, guard towers and the Piona Abbey. Its location on the water makes it...

Conveniently serviced by Lake Como's ferries, Varenna is quieter and more laid back than Bellagio, and there are typically fewer tourists. It is a small picturesque 15th century settlement on the eastern shore of Lake Como characterized by colourful...

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Known as the Pearl of the lake due to its position on the tip of a peninsula, Bellagio is characterized by porticos, cobbled stepped streets, narrow alleyways, and shops selling local handicrafts, and the numerous bars and restaurants it is by far...

Designed by architect Cesare Cattaneo and painter Mario Radice in 1935. It is a complex construction of circular elements whose harmonious composition consists of four spheres arranged on each other with alternate horizontal rings. Originally...

Located in Montepiatto, a village high above Torno with great hiking trails and equally fantastic views of the lake is the "Stone pendula", boulder resting on a pedestal. This boulder with its base has the appearance of a mushroom. It is thought...

Geological formations resembling mushrooms created when water running off the slopes was diverted by large boulders. The boulders imposing size and weight protected the underlying material from erosion and gave rise to the characteristic shape of a...

It’s a boulder of pyramidal shape that owes its curious name to a crescent engraved on one side, of natural origin, accompanied by the letters PLDB (Moon Stone of Bellagio) and the date 1782, which commemorates the end of a period of dispute between...

Monument to the fallen of World War I, designed in 1926 by architect Giuseppe Terragni and built between 1928 and 1931. It consists of a long stone staircase and river pebbles surrounded by cypress trees. The staircase consists of four flights and...

Monument to commemorate the victims of World War II and resistance movements. The monument is a project of Milan sculptor Gianni Colombo. It is located in a park by the lake. It combines stones from Nazi concentration camps and city of Hiroshima...

Daniel Libeskind created this dazzling 16.5 meter (54 feet) high stainless steel sculpture near Piazza Cavour, Como. The public monument, the first contemporary work ever to be installed in Como, is an homage to famed scientist Alexander Volta who...

The burial town where Alessandro Volta is buried was originally called Camnago, and took the name of Camnago Volta in 1863 in honour of this great scientist. The mausoleum, a temple of neoclassic style, was finished in 1831, decorated with statues...

Born in Como, Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta was an Italian physicist credited with the invention of the first electrical battery, the Voltaic pile, which he invented in 1799. With this invention Volta proved that electricity could be...

In the centre of the ancient village Palanzo, situated in the hills and part of the commune of Faggeto Lario, there is an enormous wine press of the 17th century. It is made to work during the annual feast called Sagra del Torchio in October. It was...

Immediately after the death of Alessandro Manzoni on May 22, 1873, the City Council of Lecco met and approved a monument to the writer that had given so much prestige to the city. The committee, headed by Antonio Stoppani, collected donations for...

Located in a churchyard, this statue represents a man in the act of throwing a large stone. The monument reminds locals of a battle in Libya in which alpinists of Brienno fought. The battalion Morbegno, all composed of soldiers from the lake area,...

Sculpture dedicated to disabled service people. Roughly translation on the plaque goes like this: "One hand is actively serving the country in defense of institutional values. The other hand is wounded in the line of duty." The monument is the most...

At the entrance to Laglio's cemetery is a curious pyramidal tomb containing the mortal remains of prestigious doctor Joseph Frank. Born in 1771 Frank was a student of physics and medicine in Pavia. He was a pupil of Alessandro Volta, of whom he...

In 1931, Giuseppe Terragni and his brother were asked by the fascists to design a monument for the victims of World War I. Their design was based on a sketch of the Italian futurist Antonio Sant'Elia, whose sketches showed modernity, dynamics and...

The Volta Lighthouse stands on a hill in San Maurizio, 150 metres above Brunate. From Brunate you can follow a walking path up to the lighthouse and it takes less than 30 minutes to walk there. You can pay an admission and climb to the top of the...

Here, a black cross marks the spot where Benito Mussolini was shot and killed (along with his lover Claretta Petacci) by partisans, marking the last stand of the Fascist dictator's rule over Italy. Actually, he wasn't really the ruler of Italy at...

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