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Salo: photo description (Salo)

The Salò (accent on last syllable) is located in the province of Brescia on the shores of the Gulf of lake Garda. Its name probably comes from the name of the Etruscan ruler Saladie or from the Latin term "allodium" which called of a room in classic Roman villas.

Thanks to the discovery in the Fat of a Roman necropolis, it can be argued that these areas were inhabited already in that remote epoch. In 1334 on these lands was established Riparia lakus Garda, Brixiensis - a sort of Federation which did not want to join the Union neither Brescia nor with Verona deciding instead to request support from Venice. Despite this already in 1350 power in Riparia was in the hands of the Visconti family, which rule the city for almost a hundred years. Only in 1428 the Venetian Republic was conquered back their possessions. Later control Riparia passed from the French to the Spaniards, and in 1796 there appeared Napoleon, who by a Treaty gave the conquered lands to the Habsburgs.

In 1943, Bacon was again on the political scene in Italy: there was established the Italian social Republic, known as the " Republic of Salò. It housed the administrative offices of the new state, while the residence of the ruler Benito Mussolini - was located in the nearby Gargnano. After the Second World war, Bacon was actively developing tourism - tourists are attracted by historical past of the city, its cultural attractions and excellent opportunities for various sports. In addition, the city developed engineering.

Among the attractions Fat is worth noting the Cathedral, built in 1453 on the ruins of a more ancient Church of Santa Maria. It contains paintings by Paolo Veneziano, Andrea Celesti and Zenon Veronese. Should also visit the Church of Christ, built in 1712, San Bernardino the end of the 15th century, and the Church of the Capuchin order in the district of Barbarano. The building, which today houses the town Hall, was formerly known as the Palazzo del CAPITANO. City library and the University of Fat located in the Palazzo Fantoni, which was built in the 15th century. Deserves attention and the Archaeological Museum with exhibits from the Roman era, the middle ages and the Renaissance. A Historical Museum Settings, Azzurro you can get acquainted with the relics and documents relevant to the period of the Napoleonic wars and World war II.