Fascist Rome Guided Tour: The Rise and Fall of Mussolini

Roma, Italy

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Overview

Learn about one of the most dramatic chapters in modern Italian history on a tour of Rome focused on the rise and fall of Mussolini's fascist regime. Trace the political climate that allowed the dictator to come to power in the 1920s, all the way to his downfall during World War II. Go beyond the typical tourist path to see remnants of this controversial period in landmarks like the EUR district and Mussolini’s former headquarters.
  • Explore the dark legacy of Fascism on a special Rome history tour
  • Learn about Italy during the 1920s and '30s through World War II
  • See Mussolini's former headquarters and the obelisk bearing his name
  • Great for history buffs and travelers who want to see a side of Rome beyond the ancient sites

Professional guide
Private tour
Gratuities
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup

Departure Point

Viale del Foro Italico, 00135 Roma RM, Italy

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Obelisco del Foro Italico
Modern-day Rome still has numerous reminders of the fascist movement that came to power in 1922. Led by Mussolini, the fascists wanted to renovate Italy’s capital city, developing a new infrastructure and building new monuments that were to symbolise the might of the new regime. The goal of the new dictator was to create a Third Rome to rival that of Caesar’s Rome and the Rome of the Popes. Mussolini saw the 1920’s as his time, and on this unique tour we visit some of the most interesting building and other structures which came to be powerful symbols of the fascist regime. On this tour we travel back in time to the twenty years that helped to shape the Italy of today; from the rise of fascism to its defeat in WWII. The itinerary begins in Piazza Venezia where Mussolini had his headquarters and takes in the innovative EUR district and the sports centre with the famous obelisk that bears his name. As we follow in Mussolini’s footsteps through Rome’s historic sites we will find the answers to many questions raised about him: who was he, who were his followers, what did he do for his country and why is he still today a much talked about and controversial figure. If you want to know more about Italy’s history, this is the perfect tour for you!
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Piazza Venezia
Modern-day Rome still has numerous reminders of the fascist movement that came to power in 1922. Led by Mussolini, the fascists wanted to renovate Italy’s capital city, developing a new infrastructure and building new monuments that were to symbolise the might of the new regime. The goal of the new dictator was to create a Third Rome to rival that of Caesar’s Rome and the Rome of the Popes. Mussolini saw the 1920’s as his time, and on this unique tour we visit some of the most interesting building and other structures which came to be powerful symbols of the fascist regime. On this tour we travel back in time to the twenty years that helped to shape the Italy of today; from the rise of fascism to its defeat in WWII. The itinerary begins in Piazza Venezia where Mussolini had his headquarters and takes in the innovative EUR district and the sports centre with the famous obelisk that bears his name. As we follow in Mussolini’s footsteps through Rome’s historic sites we will find the answers to many questions raised about him: who was he, who were his followers, what did he do for his country and why is he still today a much talked about and controversial figure. If you want to know more about Italy’s history, this is the perfect tour for you!
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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