The wine of Bagnolo Farm still smells
of the history of this land.
In June 1940 Donna Rachele took a
fancy for this land and she bought it
and the contract of purchase was signed by notary Zambelli on June 8th
On October 8th 1947 the Criminal
Court in Rome 10th section ordered
the confiscation of all Mussolini’s property owing to several war
Ordinance from the Revenue Office in
On December 22nd 1950 the property
that Benito Mussolini and his wife
had bought in the area of Forlì after July 25th 1938 was forfeit.
Bagnolo Farm was part of this property.
After a long time, on October 17th
1978 Bagnolo Farm was put up for
sale and Camporesi Silvano, my father, was the highest bidder.
It seemed that everything was settled as far as the property was
concerned but owing to bureaucratic objections the property right of
ownership came after 27 years, that is two years after my father’s
Today about a one-hectare vineyard is in this farm and the vines
are planted in the same spot as they were in Mussolini’s time. From the
grapes of this vineyard we produce a limited quantity of wine: “La
Garitta del Duce”, “Bagnolo la terra del Duce” and "bagnolo di Rachele"
The historical papers can be looked at in our wine-cellar.