"Mussolini Balcony" Piazza Venezia - Vittoriano Tip by monica71

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Palazzo Venezia is the building where you can see the the balcony from where Mussolini, "Il Duce" as he liked to be called, made his famous speeches from 1922 to 1943. In April 1945 he tried to escape to Switzerland, but he was captured and killed by Communist Italian partisans. His body was hung upside down at a gas station in Milan (as a proof of his death).

Address: Piazza Venezia, Rome, Italy
Directions: Rione Trevi (Quirinale-Tritone-Barberini) (Roma centro)
Phone: +39 06 0608
Website: http://www.turismoroma.it/cosa-fare/piazza-venezia?lang=en

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  • Written Feb 13, 2009
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