Rome is anti-fascist city says mayor

Liberation of Rome anniversary coincides with death of Mario Gullace.

Rome mayor Virginia Raggi has said that "Rome was, is and always will be anti-fascist."

The mayor was speaking at a ceremony in city hall on 4 June to mark the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of Rome from Nazi-fascism.

Describing the day as "an important anniversary for the city of Rome", Raggi said: "we remember all those who opposed a firm resistance, sometimes at the cost of their lives."

Teresa and Mario Gullace

The 75th anniversary coincided with the death of Mario Gullace, son of Teresa Gullace who was killed by Nazi soldiers on 3 March 1944, during the occupation of Rome.

Teresa Gullace was shot in the back as he tried to talk to her husband, who had been taken prisoner by the Nazis. Her death was immortalised by Anna Magnani in Roberto Rosellini's neorealist masterpiece Roma città aperta.

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Rome is anti-fascist city says mayor

Campidoglio, Piazza del Campidoglio, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy