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. Hitler and Mussolini on the steps of the monument  (picture: www.historytoday.com) 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 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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Via Adolf Hitler (1a) Location: Via delle Cave Ardealine Today: Still there. After arriving at the Ostiense station, Hitler was driven across the Via Adolf Hitler, that was made for Hitler's visit. The Via Adolf Hitler like it was around Hitler's visit. Porta San Paolo (2) Location: Porta San Paolo Today: Still there. Hitler took the Via Adolf Hitler to the Porta San Paolo. Palazzo della Posta (3) Location: Via Marmorata Today: Still there. Hitler passed the Palazzo della Posta, then an example of modern architecture. 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. 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. 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)

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.


Basilico di Santa Maria del Fioro (16) Location: Piazza de Duomo Today: Still there The motorcade of the dictators drove past the Basilico del Fioro. (1938) Hitlers car in Front of the Basilico  di Santa Maria del Fioro, the cathedral of Florence  (picture: copyright unknown) Hitler’s car drove past this church. The picture on the left shows the left doorway of the dome. (picture: the Hitlerpages, 2017) The Basilico di Santa Maria del Fioro today (picture: the Hitllerpages, 2017)

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

In the background of the picture -on the left- is the Santa Maria Novella Train Station. Hitler and Mussolini are in the backseat of one of the cars.

(picture: copyright unknown, 1938)

An old picture of the station

(picture: copyright unknown)

The station today. Notice that the three vertical lines on the right are not longer there. (picture: wikipedia)

Hitler and Mussolini on platform 16 of the station (picture: Luce, 1938)

One of the platforms today

(picture: copyright unknown)





Santa Croce’s main entrance

(picture: the Hitlerpages, 2017)

Basilica di Santa Croce Location: Piazza Santa Croce Today: Still there In 1938 Hitler and Mussolini stopped at the cathedral of Santa Croce to go to the shrine of the fascist martyrs, in the crypt of the cathedral.

The Piazza Santa Croce during Hitler’s visit of 1938

(picture: Luce, 1938)

The Piazza Santa Croce today (picture: the Hitlerpages, 2017)

The group that followed the dictators. To get to the crypt the visitors took the side-entrance on the Largo Piero Bargellini/Via S. Giuseppe. (picture: conosere, 1938)

Hitler and Mussolini entering through the side-entrance (picture: Luce, 1938)

An old picture of the crypt

(picture: copyright unknown)

Inside the crypt during Hitler’s visit

(picture: conosere, 1938)

Piazza Santa Croce. Compare the houses on this picture to the ones in the background of the picture on the left. (picture: the Hitlerpages, 2017)

Piazzale Michelangelo Location: Viale Michelangiolo Today: Still there In 1938 the cars went on their way to the Boboli Gardens. En route they stopped at the Piazzale Michelangelo to admire the view of the city.

On this picture taken on the Piazzale Michelangelo you can see among others Adolf Hitler, Joachim von Ribbentrop and Rudolf Hess.

(picture: source unknown, 1938)

The Piazzale Michelangelo  

(picture: the Hitlerpages, 2017)

The Piazzale Michelangelo and its view (picture: the Hitlerpages, 2017)

Florence with the Palazzo Vecchio and the dome

(picture: the Hitlerpages, 2017)

Adolf Hitler watching the flag throwing event from his car at the Boboli Gardens (pictures: copyright unknown)

Hitler, Mussolini, Goebbels, Hess and others at the Palazzo Pitti  

(picture: most of them Luce, 1938)

Wilhelm Keitel,Count Ciano, Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini and Joachim von Ribbentrop inside the Palazzo Pitti, listening to a concert.

(picture: Getty Images, 28 October 1940)

The Palazzo Pitti (picture: copyright unknown)

The Boboli Gardens behind the Palazzo (pictures: copyright unknown)

Hitler and Mussolini leaving the Palazzo after a concert on October 28, 1940 (picture: copyright unknown)

Ponte Vecchio Location: Bridge across the river Arno Today: Still there Hitler and Mussolini walked through the Vasari Corridor of the Ponte Vecchio to get to the Uffizi Gallery. (1938)

Some guides tell that, while all of the bridges of Florence were destroyed by the retreating Germans, the Ponte Vecchio was saved because Hitler liked the bridge very much. There is no proof of that. (pictures: copyrights unknown)

The Ponte Vecchio with the Vasari Corridor above the bridge

(pictures: the Hitlerpages, 2017)

The Palazzo Vecchio. The picture in the centre shows the passage that Hitler and Mussolini probably used to get from the Uffizi Gallery to the Palazzo Vecchio. (pictures: the Hitlerpages, 2017)

Hitler and Mussolini on the balcony of the Palazzo Vecchio. The small balcony was decoraded for the occasion. (picture: copyrights unknown, 1938)

Hitler and Mussolini on the balcony (picture: Het Nazisme, 2007)

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

The balcony then and now.

(pictures: left: Luce, 1938; right the Hitlerpages, 2017)

Piazza della Signoria

(picture: Het Nazisme, 2007)

The Uffizi Gallery (picture: the Hitlerpages, 2017)

Hitler and Mussolini inside the Uffizi Gallery (picture:copyrights unknown)

The Uffizi Gallery

(pictures: the Hitlerpages, 2017)

Uffizi Gallery Location: Piazzale degli Uffizi Today: Still there After crossing the river Hitler and Mussolini went to the Uffizi Gallery. The dictators are said to have spent hours looking at the collection of the gallery. (1938)

The Palazzo Medici Ricardi where Hitler and Mussolini had dinner (pictures: the Hitlerpages, 2017)

Palazzo Medici Riccardi Location: Via Camillo Cavour 3  Today: Still there Hitler and Mussolini had dinner at the Palazzo Medici Riccardi. There were 126 invited guests. (1938) In 1940 Hitler had dinner here again.

The Teatro Communale today (pictures: wikipedia, 2007)

The Piazza Vittorio Veneto today (picture: copyright unkown)

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

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


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. 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


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.