The shootings took place in the small village of Giulino di Mezzegra, in front of the gates of Villa Belmonte. According to the official version of events, the shootings were conducted by "Colonel Valerio" (Colonnello Valerio). Valerio's real name was Walter Audisio. Audisio was the communist partisan commander who was reportedly given the order to kill Mussolini by the National Liberation Committee.
Murder Sites, Historical