Mussolini’s secret bunker opens to public in Rome

Mussolini's Villa Torlonia.

Mussolini's Villa Torlonia. Image by Emanuele / CC BY-SA 2.0

A secret WWII bunker built under the 19th-century Villa Torlonia in Rome, where Benito Mussolini lived with his family between 1925 and 1943 has been opened to the public for the first time. The underground structures, which cover more than 2,000 square feet, were kept completely secret, as Mussolini claimed he was against the use of bunkers, saying ‘I'll wait for the bombs to come on my balcony, I'll never go underground’. Read more and watch the video:

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