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Italy in Photos

Photos of Italy taken on Walks in the Cities Towns & Villages of Italia

Welcome to Italy in Photos and immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of Salò, a mesmerizing city in in the region of Lombardy: – Salò is a small town on the western shore of Lake Garda, in the Lombardy region of northern Italy. It has a long and fascinating history, from its ancient Roman origins to its role as the capital of the Italian Social Republic during World War II. Salò is also a popular tourist destination, with a beautiful promenade, a charming old town, and a rich cultural heritage. Salò was founded by the Romans as Pagus Salodium, and it still preserves some archaeological remains from that period. In the Middle Ages, Salò became part of a federation of towns along the lake, called the Riperia Lacus Gardae Brixiensis, which sought the protection of Venice against Brescia and Verona. In 1426, Salò joined the Venetian Republic and became the seat of the Magnifica Patria, a province that enjoyed a high degree of autonomy and prestige. Salò was also a centre of art and culture, with notable figures such as Gasparo da Salò, the inventor of the violin, and Pietro Bellotto, a painter of the Venetian school. In 1797, Salò was annexed by Napoleon to the Cisalpine Republic, and later became part of the Kingdom of Italy. During World War II, Salò was chosen by Benito Mussolini as the headquarters of his puppet state, the Italian Social Republic, also known as the Salò Republic. The regime was supported by Nazi Germany and opposed by the Italian Resistance. The town suffered heavy bombings and was liberated by the Allies in 1945. Today, Salò is a peaceful and attractive town that offers many attractions for visitors. It has one of the longest promenades in Italy, where you can enjoy the view of the lake and the mountains. It has a picturesque old town with narrow streets and elegant buildings, such as the Cathedral, the Clock Tower, and the Palazzo della Magnifica Patria. It has a museum that displays historical and artistic collections related to the town and its surroundings. It also has a variety of restaurants, shops, and events that cater to different tastes and interests. Salò is a town that combines history and beauty, tradition and modernity, culture and nature. It is a place that will captivate you with its charm and hospitality.

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Photo Gallery of  Walk 1 – Via Tavine to Lungolago Zanardelli
Approximately 2.73 km – 1.70 miles

The walk starts in Via Tavine – Lungolago – Porto Canottieri Mauro Melzani – Piazza Decorati al Valor Civile – Piazza della Vittoria – Lungolago Zanardelli

Photo Gallery of  Walk 2 – Viale Alcide de Gasperi to Piazza Duomo
Approximately 1.99 km – 1.24 miles

The walk starts in Viale Alcide de Gasperi – Via Zane – Via Leonesio Marco – Via Pietro da Salo’ – Piazza San Bernardino – Via Aambellino Bolzati – Plazza Vittorio Emanuele II – Via Cavour – Via Teatro Vecchio – Piazza Angelo Zanelli – Via San Carlo – Piazza Giuseppe Zanardelli – Via Mattia Butturini – Piazza della Vittoria – Via Duomo – Piazza Duomo