After occupying Lizzano in Belvedere and establishing the Belvedere Liberated Area, on 16 October 1944 Armando’s partisans decided to liberate Vidiciatico as well. In the short fight to take the town, a civilian was killed. The Germans attempted to retake the town several times (for the last time on 28 October), but to no avail. The town was also the starting point for the various attempts to take Monte Belvedere.
A monument to the fallen partisans was stands in the centre of Vidiciatico.