British Studies Intelligencer
ln August 1925 the Italians placed a memorial tablet honoring Milton on the wall of the Paradisino at Vallombrosa, where he is said to have stayed during his tour of ltaly. Actual evidence that Milton was at Vallombrosa is scant; all we really have are lines 302-4 of Book I of Paradise Lost. Nevertheless, the Italians did place the memorial tablet in his honor. The question is why.
Boocker, David, "Milton and the Fascists" (1990). English Faculty Publications. 66.