Although Salo is known to have been inhabited as early as 7,000 years ago and has long been a center of rural commerce it officially became a town in 1960. Once home to Nokia HQ and is actually a city, it feels to be more of a rural countryside village surrounded by woodland. Moreover, Woodland is the direct translation for `Salo`. As a matter of fact, there's something quite special about smaller cities. Whether you're heading off to Salò for a weekend or you're staying for longer, it won't take you long to fall in love with this place. In fact, with so many fun things to do and impressive attractions to see, you might never want to leave.