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Via Rasella

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Via Rasella

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Via Rasella, Rome Italy
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Lucio SestioRome Metro6 min
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Sains wrote a review Jun 2019
Dorset52 contributions38 helpful votes
Well worth the effort to find - only a few minutes from Trevi fountain. The site of a partisan attack with the holes in the building still there.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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StellaandBob wrote a review Mar 2018
Bewdley, United Kingdom31 contributions13 helpful votes
My husband has researched this partisan attack during WW11 and it was fascinating to see the bullet holes and to walk the street where it happened
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Date of experience: March 2018
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Dimitris L wrote a review Nov 2017
Sydney, Australia22,150 contributions60,916 helpful votes
The reason this street is well known, at least in some quarters, is due to the World War II massacre by German troops of Italian partisans, in March 1944. The germans always responded with extreme brutality to attacks against their troops by occupied people. The street is quite narrow, but then again many streets in Rome, Italy, and Europe in general, are narrow, so.... nothing extraordinary there!
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Date of experience: June 2017
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JohnTripAdviser wrote a review Jul 2016
Wirral, United Kingdom5,402 contributions236 helpful votes
After staying at Mood Suites on Via Rasella here goes. It's a narrow one way cobblestone Via (street/road) which is 7 minutes walk from Trevi Fountain, 7 minutes from the Spanish Steps, 15 minutes from the Pantheon and 30 minutes from the Coliseum. Via Rasella is parallel to Tritone, a busy main Road.
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Date of experience: July 2016
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The Spanish Steps Apartment wrote a review Sep 2015
Rome, Italy18,997 contributions1,287 helpful votes
On March 23, 1944, Italian partisans launched an ambush of a Nazi SS police battalion marching down the little street of Via Rasella. A bomb was planted and exploded, instantly killing 28 of the Nazi forces. The next day, the Nazis retaliated with the Ardeatine massacre, killing more than 10 Italians for every Nazi killed in the partisan attack. Today this is a quiet and typical little street -- indeed, it is just around the corner from the hardware shop I go to. It is easy to see why the intersection in the middle of the street was chosen as the site of the attack, as there are multiple escape routes that the partisans could use. Look up at one of the buildings there and there is still a spray of bullet holes from German gun shots. Very moving when you understand what happened here.
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Date of experience: September 2015
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