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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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