With the fall of the regime on 25 July 1943, Fascism in Italy came to an end. Sixty years later, this TG1 special revisits that chapter in history with scenes from those tumultuous days, especially the epic clash between Arturo Toscanini and Benito Mussolini. It was a clash that lasted over twenty years, and culminated in the "dirty deed" committed in Bologna, when the great conductor was beaten to a pulp by a Fascist action squad because he wouldn't perform "Giovinezza". The TG1 special's historical reconstruction is made contemporary by an interview with Lorin Maazel, heir to Toscanini in New York and conductor of Lincoln Center's Philharmonic Orchestra.
The Lazio Region, one of Italy's most important realities, invests in its productive resources.