Tour of the secret hideout of Benito Mussolini
• a secret hideout Tour Benito Mussolini
This beautiful villa, built in the early XIX century in Rome and belonged to a noble family Torlonia, for almost 20 years, was the residence of the dictator Benito Mussolini - the founder of Italian fascism. At the beginning of World War II Duce (leader) ordered to alter a wine cellar in the bunker, which he never used it. For a long time, a lovely villa was abandoned and began to fall into disrepair. It was opened to the public only in 2006 after a thorough restoration. However, the bunker remained closed to tourists.
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The Roman residence of Benito Mussolini has always attracted tourists. It is located just outside the town, about a 20-minute walk from Piazza Reppublica. After years of neglect the villa building has been restored and planted beautiful trees and bushes around it. Residents of Rome gladly come there to enjoy the beautiful scenery, play ball or to eat in the open air restaurant.
The Roman Villa Torlonia, as in most of Italian villas, had a wine cellar. In 1942-1943, the cellar was rebuilt on the orders of the Duce in the bunker, which was supposed to protect Benito and his family in the event of bombing or gas attack.
60-meter tunnel under the villa leads to several rooms, which have been prepared rooms for Mussolini and his family: his wife Rachel and their two children - Romano and Anna Maria. Total Mussolini had five children: son Bruno was killed in 1941 in a plane crash while testing a bomber Piaggio P.108, and Ed and Vittoria to the beginning of the war no longer lived with their parents.
The shelter could enter only through a special airtight double steel doors, which were to protect all its inhabitants from the gas attack.
Benito Mussolini admired monumental buildings and large spaces, so the bunker corridors are very high and wide enough.
Duce made sure that in his secret hideout was in touch with the outside world.
as gas masks and helmets were provided on the case of attack.
A bathroom in Mussolini bunker.
The mysterious corridors of the secret refuge of Mussolini.
The Mayor of Rome, Ignazio Marino, accompanied by journalists as the first guests visited the secret bunker Mussolini's Villa Torlonia
The sign on the door informs that it is gas-tight doors in a private residence.
The bunker was also equipped with a good ventilation system.
The Fascist dictator never used this bunker. '74 this place was available for visitors. Since October 31, Mussolini's secret hideout in Rome can visit anyone.