Hitler at the Pantheon The Pantheon (13) Location: Piazza della Rotonda Today: Still there During his stay in Rome Hitler visited the Pantheon on the 4th of May, 1938. Left: The monument  Centre: Mussolini and Hitler arriving at the monument  Right: Hitler layes a garland (pictures: Hitler’s Rome movie) Monumento Nationale a Vittorio Emanuele II (11) Location: Between Piazza Venezia and the Capitoline Hill (10) Today: Still there. Hitler layed a garland  at the tomb for the unknown WW1 soldier. The monument today  (picture: www.destination360.com) Hitler and Mussolini on the steps of the monument  (picture: www.historytoday.com) The Palazzo Venezia, with in the centre of the picture on the right Mussolini’s balcony Hitler and Mussolini on an unknown balcony (picture: Hitler’s Rome movie)

Maxentiusbasilika (9)

Location: Edge of Forum Romanum, directly on the Via dei Fori Imperiali

Today: Still there

On May 4, 1938 Hitler spoke for Germans living in Italy at the Basilika of Maxentius.

The Basilika of Maxentius

(picture: www.wikipedia.de)

Hitler's Sonderzug arriving in Rome. Mussolini and the king of Italy were there to welcome him Roma Ostiense Railway station today Hitler in his Sonderzug, travelling to Rome. He had a warm welcome.


In the beginning of May 1938 Adolf Hitler visited Benito Mussolini in Rome. He went to Rome by train. Mussolini had opened a railway station for Hitler's visit. After he arrived he was taken on a tour through the city.

Circo Massimo (5)

Location: Between Via del Circo Massimo and Via del Cherchi

Today: Still there

Next on the route was the Circo Massimo, where Hitler might have got out of the car to take a look.

I’m not sure where this picture was taken, but it could very well have been taken at the Circo Massimo.

In 1934 Adolf Hitler went to Italy for a state visit. He went to Venice for two days, where he met Mussolini. Hitler visited Italy again in 1938. This time for a week: from 3 until 10 May. He travelled to Rome by train. In Rome, the king of Italy and Mussolini picked him up at the station. Hitler watched military parades, went sight seeing in Rome and went to Florence and Napoli. In 1943 Hitler and Mussolini met eachother in Feltre.

 Rome: 1. Roma Ostiense 1a. Via A. Hitler 2. Porta San Paolo 3. Palazzo delle Posta 4. Lombardi’s Fountain 5. Circo Massimo 6. Porta Capena 7. Via Capo d’Africa 8. Piazza del Colosseo 9. Basillica di Massenzio 10.  Capitole Hill 11. Monumento Nazionale Vittorio Emanuelle II 12. Palazzo Venetia 13. Pantheon 14. Palazzo del Querinale 15. Civitavecchia 16. Conte di Cavour, Napoli

17. Piazza del Signoria 18. Basilico del Santa Maria del Fioro, Florence 19. Station, Feltre

20. Villa Gaggia, San Fermo 21. Airport Treviso 22. Station Treviso 23. Lido Airport, Venice

24. Grand Hotel des Bains, Venice

25. Canale Grande, Venice

26. Piazzale Roma, Venice 27. Villa Pisina

28. Harbour, Venice 29. Palazzo Ducale

30. Biënnale, Venice

31. Piazza San Marco, Venice

32. Hotel Excelsior, Venice          


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Palazzo della Posta (3) Location: Via Marmorata Today: Still there. Hitler passed the Palazzo della Posta, then an example of modern architecture. The Palazzo della Posta today The Fontana delle Anfore Left: Hitler leaving the Palazo del Quirinale Centre and Right: the open car somewhere in Rome  (pictures: Hitler’s Rome movie) Porta Capena (6)  Location: Via di Valle delle Camena Today: Still there. Hitler is said to have seen the Porta Capena. I’m not sure if that was before or after he visted the Circo Massimo. The Porta Capena Via Capo d’Africa (7)  Location: Via Capo d’Africa Today: Still there. It is also said that Hitler was taken through the Via Capo d’Africa. Piazza del Colosseo (8)  Location: Piazza del Coloseo Today: Still there. Hitler was driven past the Colosseum too. I have no pictures of him at the Colosseum, so I can’t say if he left the car or not. The Colosseum Mussolini’s car arriving at the Palazzo del Quirinale Palazzo del Quirinale (Quirinal Palace) (14) Location: Piazza del Quirinale Today: Residence and working place of Italian presidents The king of Italy held a banquet at the Quirinal on the 4th of Mai, 1938. Hitler was the guest of honour. Mussolini and Hitler somewhere on a balcony in Rome Hitler’s car leaving the Quirinale (picture: Heinrich Hoffmann, 1938) Pages from Heinrich Hofmann’s book ‘Hitler in Italy’ (pictures: Heinrich Hoffmann, 1938) Battleship Conte di Cavour (14) Exact locations unknown Today: The ship was destroyed after the war. In 1938 Hitler, Mussolini, the king and his son got on board of the battleship Conte di Cavour in Napels to watch militairy exercises.


The battleship Conte di Cavour

(picture: wikipedia)

Harbour (23) Location: Probably at the Bacino Stazione Marittima Today: Still there, most likely modernised. On June 14,  15 and 16, 1934 Hitler was in Venice. Hitler and Mussolini met eachother there.

Hitler and Mussolini in Venice at what seems to be the harbour, 1934

The courtyard of the Palazzo Ducale in Venice in 2010

Villa Pisani today

(picture: wikipedia)

Mussolini and Hitler watching the parade on the Piazza San Marco

In the evening of June 15 Mussolini held a speech on the square

The crowd on the Piazza San Marco

The hotel Excelsior today


Coast (13) Location: Exact location unknown. The village of Civitavecchia is on the coast, northwest of Rome. Today: The village and the harbour are still there. Hitler attended a military exersice along the coast of Civitavecchia.


Civitavecchia today

Hitler in Front of the Basilico  di Santa Maria del Fioro, the cathedral of Florence

Piazza della Signoria - Palazzo Vecchio (15)

Location: Piazza della Signoria

Today: Still there
When Italy had just attacked Greece on October 28, 1940 Hitler was in Florence to meet with Mussolini. Hitler arrived at the main station and he had a meeting with him at the Palazzo Vecchio on the Piazza della Signoria.

Hitler on the Piazza della Signoria (picture: Het Nazisme, 2007)

The Piazza della Signoria today

Mussolini, Hitler, Ciano and Ribbentrop inside the Palazzo Vecchio on October 28, 1938.

Hitler and Mussolini in Florence on October 28, 1940

Hitler and Mussolini at the Lido Airport

Canale Grande (20) - Piazzale Roma (21) - Villa Pisani (22) Route: Exact route unknown On June 14, 1934 Hitler was brought to the Piazzale Roma by motor boat across the Grand Canal. From there he was driven to the Villa Pisani, outside of Venice.

Hitler and Mussolini on June 14, 1934 somewhere in the Venice area

Grand Hotel des Bains (19) Location: Lido, Lungomare Guglielmo Marconi Today: Still there Hitler stayed at this hotel during this state visit.

Grand hotel des Bains today

Hitler and Mussolini in Feltre


Hitler and Mussolini, probably driving from the station towards the villa of senator Gaggia Hitler and Mussolini, in front of villa Gaggia Villa Gaggia is still there.


Station Treviso (17c) Location: Piazza Duca d’Aosta Today: Still there On July 19, 1943 Hitler and Mussolini probably took a train to Feltre from this station.

FLORENCE (Hitler visited Florence on May 9, 1938 and October 28, 1940)