Thursday, November 15, 2007

Casa Del Fascio, Lissone

Elevated platform

Public piazza

The Casa Del Fascio in Lissone is one of many well known Fascist institutions in Italy. They were built during the Fascist period between World War I and World War II. These institutions were designed to be gathering places on Saturdays to spread the Fascist propaganda. The Casa Del Fascio in Lissone is not as well known as the one in Como but is no less important. At first your eye is drawn to the pink marble platform jutting out of the stone enclosed staircase used for Mussolini’s public speeches. Then you realize how small you are in comparison to the huge public piazza that is still the main center of town today.

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