Giulino

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Giulino
Frazione
Memorial cross into Mussolini's death place
Memorial cross into Mussolini's death place
Giulino is located in Italy
Giulino
Giulino
Location of Giulino in Italy
Coordinates: 45°58′57″N 09°12′22″E / 45.98250°N 9.20611°E / 45.98250; 9.20611Coordinates: 45°58′57″N 09°12′22″E / 45.98250°N 9.20611°E / 45.98250; 9.20611
Country  Italy
Region  Lombardy
Province Provincia di Como-Stemma.png Como (CO)
Comune Mezzegra
Elevation 250 m (820 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Total 50
Demonym Giulinesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 22010
Dialing code 0344

Giulino (better known as Giulino di Mezzegra) is an Italian frazione of the Comune of Mezzegra, in the province of Como.

History[edit]

Early history[edit]

The village was an autonomous municipality until 1928, when it merged into Mezzegra becoming its frazione (civil parish).

Death of Mussolini[edit]

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. 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).

Geography[edit]

Giulino, part of the Intelvi geographical region, lies on the hills close to the north-western shore of the Lake Como. It is 2 km from Mezzegra, 30 from Como and 40 from Lugano (in Switzerland).

Literature[edit]

  • Bruno Giovanni Lonati : "Quel 28 aprile. Mussolini e Claretta: la verità". Mursia, 1994. ISBN 88-425-1761-5