Mark Simpson visits Rome’s Foro Italico, home of Mussolini’s Olympic ‘gay gang-bang in Carrara marble’ Off the well-worn tourist track, on the North bank of the Tiber in the Eternal City, hidden away in the Foro Italico sports complex, is a vast, open-air shrine to the idealised male form that most visitors to Rome are unaware exists. Which is rather odd, seeing as it is essentially a huge – if tastefully done – gay gang-bang in Carrara marble. The Stadio dei Marmi (‘Stadium of the… Read More »Sporno Italico
Mark Simpson on the strangely passionate – and enduring -adulation for the ‘Roman Genius’ Benito Mussolini (Independent on Sunday, 29 June 2003) ‘I grabbed her on the stairs, threw her into a corner behind a door and made her mine,’ wrote Mussolini recalling one of his teenage ‘wooings’. ‘She got up weeping and humiliated and through her tears she insulted me. She said that I had robbed her of her honour. It is not impossible. But, I ask you, of what honour was she speaking…… Read More »You’re the Top! You’re Mussolini!