End of the War museum

Dongo is the place where Benito Mussolini and the fascist ministers of the RSI (Italian Social Republic) were captured on 27th April 1945.They were all taken to the Town Hall, in Palazzo Manzi, in order to formalize the arrest. Only a few days before, the Golden Room (the hall of honour of Palazzo Manzi) was arranged as mortuary for the bodies of the partisans slain by the fascist brigades.

The palace was therefore the stage of momentous historic events and is now the evocative and ideal setting for their commemoration in a museum.

And thus Dongo’s innovative End of WWII Museum was born: a virtual and interactive journey into the depths of one of the most controversial pages of Italian history.


Write to us by 3 pm on the day before the visit.

Send a message on the e-mail info@museofineguerradongo.it or on Whatsapp +39 3358005692 and we will reply as soon as possible confirming the preferred time or other possibilities in case we are already full


Adults € 5,00
Children 11-18 e over 70 € 3,00
Groups € 3,00
Free under 11 years


By public transport

Catch a boat or a fast boat to Menaggio/Tremezzo. 

Once in Menaggio/Tremezzo catch the bus C10 to Dongo. Click here for the bus timetable

The museum is at walking distance from the bus stop

It’s also possible to reach Dongo by public boat. Just check the boat timetable.

By private water taxi

Book a transfer toDongo or include the visit at “the end of the war museum” in a Lake Como boat tour. 

Contact the water taxi company to get more information

By private taxi

Book a transfer or include “the end of the War museum” visit in a Lake Como guided tour

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