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Salo is situated in the gulf of Salo, has had political and economical control over the coastal towns since Roman times.
In 1943 Mussolini fled here and rebuilt his fascist party here, thus forming an italian fascist government which held for two years.
When the allied freed Italy, Mussolini tried to escape to Switzerland but was caught and shot at Lake Como in April 1945.

Signs of former prosperity and importance can still be found in Salo. It has a beautiful lakeside promenade.

It is not sure how Salo got his name. According to a legend Queen Salonina gave her name to the town or an Etrusk magistrate named Saloo.
Beatrice Scala, wife of count Bernabo, wanted to make Salo capital of the ' Magnifica Patria' in 1377. She had a new citadel built (nothing remained of it).
Gasparo Bartoletti (1540-1609), the man who most likely developed the first violin was born in Salo.

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  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    May 11, 2005 at 1:09 PM

    When we drove around the lake, we were short of time to visit Salò! Too bad! Your page allows to see what we have missed ! Thank you for sharing !

  • Waalewiener's Profile Photo
    Jun 12, 2004 at 4:02 PM

    Salute Salo Hohoho, Roelien it was HOT there how did you stand it ,melting Ice cream before it reached your mouth ,she was hanging out eh ,probable the heat I enjoyed seing the pictures Roelien .Very nice page .

  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    Apr 24, 2004 at 2:23 PM

    I can see a notebook would make a good gift for you! Did I see the same tip twice? I'm with sim1, keep taking your shots, it provides variety, that spice of life stuff.

  • prleprle's Profile Photo
    Feb 29, 2004 at 7:22 AM

    Very charming place... and page too :-) Would like to visit Salo one day...

  • sim1's Profile Photo
    Feb 26, 2004 at 2:56 PM

    Great photos Roelien! I love close-ups so you won't hear me complain, lol :-)) Mmmm, YUMMY Italian icecream! I already decided that I had to go plunder the fridge for some snacks, but I am adding some icecream to that list as well now, lol :-))

  • acemj's Profile Photo
    Feb 26, 2004 at 3:52 AM

    There's nothing like a good ice cream cone on a 40 degree day. Salo looks beautiful (even from very close up!!) :-)

  • intl_dan's Profile Photo
    Dec 4, 2003 at 5:15 PM

    Great page! Never been to this town, I like the photos too! Dan

  • alycat's Profile Photo
    Oct 15, 2003 at 7:01 AM

    Is that a postcard??

  • Geisha_Girl's Profile Photo
    Aug 25, 2003 at 1:14 PM

    This looks like another gorgeous Italian coastal town! Glad to see you really enjoyed Italy! But no SHOE acquisitions in Italy? Blasphemy!! That is unheard of !! What is this world coming to??!! ;-)))

  • Carmela71's Profile Photo
    Aug 22, 2003 at 4:38 AM

    Incredible photos! I loved all the details, specially the one of the door


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