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Sleeping with the Enemy: Dictators’ Homes Turned Hotels

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Grand Hotel a Villa Feltrinelli, Lake Garda, Italy

Villa Feltrinelli (2)

Located at the edge of Lake Garda in Northern Italy, the opulent Grand Hotel a Villa Feltrinelli was once the hiding spot of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini during World War II.  Built in 1892, the property was originally owned by lumber magnate Faustino Feltrinelli but, in 1943, it was taken over by Nazis who brought in Mussolini and his ministers.

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