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For other meanings of Salò or Salo see Salo (disambiguation). For the movie by Pier Paolo Pasolini, see Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom.
Salò
—  Comune  —
Comune di Salò
Salò is located in Italy
Salò
Location of Salò in Italy
Coordinates: [1] 45°36′30″N 10°31′00″E / 45.60833°N 10.5166667°E / 45.60833; 10.5166667
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province Brescia (BS)
Frazioni Barbarano, Campoverde, Renzano, Villa, Cunettone, Serniga
Government
 - Mayor Barbara Botti
Area
 - Total 29 km2 (11.2 sq mi)
Elevation 65 m (213 ft)
Population (30 April 2009)
 - Total 10,640
 Density 366.9/km2 (950.3/sq mi)
 - Demonym Salodiani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 25087
Dialing code 0365
Patron saint St. Charles
Saint day November 30
Website Official website

Salò is a town and comune in the Province of Brescia in the region of Lombardy (northern Italy) on the banks of Lake Garda. The city was famous for being the capital of Fascist Italy from 1943 to 1945, often being called the "Republic of Salò" (Repubblica di Salò in Italian).

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History

Salò was founded in the Roman period as Pagus Salodium and in the Middle Ages became a stronghold of the Milanese Visconti family. From 1440 the town came under the control of the Republic of Venice. Salò received the honorary title of city with a royal decree on December 15, 1860.

From 1943 to 1945 Salò was the capital of Benito Mussolini's Nazi-backed puppet state, the Italian Social Republic, also known as the Republic of Salò.

Main sights

  • The Duomo (cathedral), rebuilt in late Gothic style in the 15th century. It has a noteworthy Renaissance portal, paintings by Zenone Veronese (16th century), a Polyptych of Paolo Veneziano's school and a Madonna and Saints by Romanino.
  • The Palazzo della Magnifica Patria ("Palace of the Magnificent Motherland", 16th century). The palace is home the Historical Museum of the Azure Ribbon, an exhibition of documents on Renaissance history, on Italy's colonial wars, the Spanish Civil War and the Resistance against Fascism.
  • The Communal Palace is the seat of the Civic Archaeological Museum, with findings from the ancient Salodium.

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Salo may refer to one of the following.

Places:
People:
Other:
  • Salo (food), salted unrendered pork fat
  • Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom, a film by Pier Paolo Pasolini
  • Salo, an extraterrestrial character in Vonnegut's novel The Sirens of Titan








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