As the snow comes in Winter the gigantic written DUX appears, a tribute to the Italian Duce Benito Mussolini. The memory of an Italy great and proud.
A light snowfall that accentuates the contrast between land and trees, the sky clear as it happens rarely and behold, despite the 90 kilometers away the written DUX (to be precise in Roman DVX) appears clearly in the eyes of those who looks from the Janiculum or Monte Mario. And there’s always someone, even among foreigners, who asks for an explanation from the guides. Among the traces of the Fascist period – in fact – this is among the most showy.
After the war, neglect and fires as well as additional other firs, the undying writing was threatened several times to disappear. Then in 1998 the regional council of the center of Badaloni appropriated 260 million lire, officially for the maintenance of those woods.