The itinerary take place in Musso and Dongo where a guide will lead us on a walk to discover the places and histories of the Resistance movement, which sometimes even local residents ignore. The western shore of the lake is a land of partisans and the backdrop for the epilogue of fascism and of Mussolini’s own life. In Dongo we will visit the historical Paracchini square, Palazzo Manzi, which now host the Museum of the End of the War and the church of St Euphemia, from which the partisans organised an ambush to stop the advance of the German car column.
Let us guide you on a discovery of history and nature, in the season when the lake shows its most beautiful face, on the dates in which History stopped on its shores… In this tour, we will explore the western shore of the lake on the same winding roads which the German column of cars followed when it was escorting Benito Mussolini on that fateful 27 April 1945. We will visit Musso, Dongo, where Mussolini was arrested, by stopping at the Palazzo Manzi and come back trough the stunning Giardino del Merlo. We will travel through time to the places that made the history of the Resistance movement on Lake Como and to the days when Mussolini and other fascist leaders were captured and shot. • Duration: 4/5 hours • Meeting: Musso • Difficulty: It takes place on easy trails and urban streets • Equipment and clothing: suitable for hiking and walking