The Many Heads of Mussolini
Piazza dell' Indipendenza
One of the most remarkable surviving testaments to Mussolini's Rome is the Palazzo dei Marescialli (Palace of the Marshals), which was inaugurated on April 21st, 1938.
Although there were officially two Marshals of Italy, King Victor Emmanuel III and Benito Mussolini, it is the face of il Duce that adorns the building. An image of his helmeted head surmounts each of the windows of the piano nobile.
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My name is David Lown and I am an art historian from Cambridge, England. Since 2001 I have lived in Italy, where I run private walking tours of Rome.
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