Memorial cross into Mussolini's death place
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The village was an autonomous municipality until 1928, when it merged into Mezzegra becoming its frazione (civil parish).
Death of Mussolini
The village has passed into history because it is the place where Benito Mussolini and his lover Claretta Petacci were killed on April 28, 1945, in front of a manor house named Villa Belmonte. The execution was carried out by local resistance fighters (partigiani), who had captured the dictator at Dongo (often erroneously considered to be the place where the execution actually took place).
- Bruno Giovanni Lonati : "Quel 28 aprile. Mussolini e Claretta: la verità". Mursia, 1994. ISBN 88-425-1761-5