At Montemaggio in March 1944, two guerrilla groups had moved into the Casa Giubbileo farmhouse to carry out sabotage operations on Via Cassia and the Empoli-Siena railway line. On March 27, they arrested a member of the Siena black brigades and captured a German negotiator to exchange them with five political prisoners. On the morning of the following day, the partisans in the building were surrounded by a fascist unit and attacked. After they had run out of ammunition, they surrendered and were partly murdered on the spot, some kilometers further on the Via Giubbileo, in a place called "Porcareccia". Here a memorial was set up with a sculpture by Nelson Salvestrini from 1975, an information board and a blackboard with the names of the killed partisans.
March 30, 2019
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