Pictures of Italians in piazzas listening to the Duce's speeches and waving at rallies are commonplace, but behind such stock images how far were Italians' daily lives actually touched by fascism? How far were their world views radically altered and reshaped by the regime? This book explores the day-to-day 'lived experience' of fascism in the city of Venice during the 1930s. It charts the attempts of the fascist regime to infiltrate and reshape Venetians' everyday lives, their attitudes and beliefs. Crucially, the intentions of the regime are compared with the responses of 'ordinary' Venetians to the intrusions of the fascist state into their daily lives, revealing the complexities of the reality of everyday life under fascism.