Cimitero Monumentale di San Cassiano in Pennino

Cimitero Monumentale di San Cassiano in Pennino, Predappio

Cimitero Monumentale di San Cassiano in Pennino

Cimitero Monumentale di San Cassiano in Pennino
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halfbrilliant
Glasgow, UK91 contributions
Closed for restoration
Jul 2018 • Couples
We visited Mussolini's crypt on 14th July 2018 and were disappointed to find that it was closed for maintenance with no access available to the crypt itself - the cemetery was still open. There is a fence around the crypt informing visitors that the building work commenced on 10th April 2018 and the Mussolini family apologise for any inconvenience caused. If you plan to travel to visit then recommend that you avoid and visit when the work is complete. If you're in local area anyway then it's worth a visit to the cemetery. Appreciate the need for maintenance work but since no access available gave 1 out of 5.
Written 14 July 2018
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Giacomo_Bologna-1
27 contributions
Peaceful and respectful place
Oct 2017 • Friends
Well cleaned and tide up. If you wanted take some minutes to respect the Benito's Cripta.
The town centre is so wonderful where buying a great widgets.
Written 9 October 2017
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Peter P
San Diego105 contributions
Spent a few moments with the ghost of Mussolini.
Jul 2017 • Couples
A very interesting experience. The most grandiose tomb in the cemetery is that of Benito Mussolini and his wife and children. A chance to get up close and personal with the late Fascist dictator. Just feet away from his crypt. The town of Predappio where Mussolini was born still looks upon him as a heroic son even having a gift shop devoted to him. Once outside the city limits the signs leading to Predappio are spray painted with anti Mussolini obscenities.
Written 29 July 2017
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Enrico M
65 contributions
Impressed
Mar 2015 • Couples
Mussolini's crypt, in the in the beautiful cemetery of St. Cassiano, leaves impressed everyone who visits it.
Written 12 August 2015
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Vince P
London, UK38 contributions
Strangely Peaceful
Feb 2014 • Friends
Considering the horrors of WWII and the legacy left behind by the facist era this was a very quiet and peaceful place to visit. The crypt is well maintained and still has facist flags etc on display. Worth visiting if only to say you have been there.

The town is full of shops selling offensive facist memorabilia and only to be visited if this floats your boat.
Written 30 May 2014
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RobinsonKktc
KKTC87 contributions
Fasinating Fascism.
Jul 2012 • Couples
We drove dowm tp Predappio from Bologna which is just under an hour on the motorway. Predappio is an interesting little town almost totally given over to its most famous son, Benito Mussolini.

Most of the important buildings in the town were built during the Mussolini era and are well preseved, It is still possible to see the fascist symbol on one of the buildings.

Parking was easy, basically you can park where you want for free. Mussolini's birth place is now a small museum and community centre and cared for by the municipality. There is a shop located in the main street dedicated to the memory of Il Duce and selling Mussolini gifts from a full size bust to a keyring and not at overly inflated prices. The lady who runs the shop is charming and eager to help although Italian is the only language spoken.

I guess the Crypt will be the destination of most visitors and this is located in an immaculately kept cemetery about a couple of kms outside town on a hill. The Mussolini family crypt is easy to find being roughly at the highest point in the cemetary. Most of the Mussolini family is entombed here except for his oldest daughter Edda and her husband Count Ciano who had fallen out of favour with Mussolini and who had his son in law (Ciano) shot!
Depending on when you visit the crypt is watched over by a smartly dressed youth in Fascist uniform.

If people find this period or latter day interest, some might say adulation of Mussolini offensive you have the simple option of passing Predappio bye and continuing on to Rimini, only a short drive down the road. Some of the comments and obsenities written in the visitors book show that even after all this time the Mussolini name can still provoke strong emotions but for me it was an interesting excursion into a time before I was born which bought me close to the man who gave Italians something to be proud of for the first twenty years he held power. Let us not forget. world leaders were hearalding Mussolini as a peace keeper and hero up to 1938, before he foolishly threw his lot in with Hitler.

Fasinating Fascism seems an apt title and Predappio well worth a visit. It is almost unique as where else in the world can you get as close to the remains of one of the great dictators of the 20th Century and walk through a town that appears to have change little since the 1930s.
Written 23 October 2012
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KevanGoodworth
Brisbane, Australia195 contributions
Still a popular fellow, apparently
Apr 2012 • Couples
This large cemetery on the outskirts of the small town of Predappio is worth a visit for anyone interested in recent Italian history and particularly the life and times of Mussolini, who decided to gather all the close relatives in one crypt. His own vault is of course a shrine complete with a visitor's book. We visited it on 25th April which is just as significant in the Italian calendar as it is in the Australian calendar. His birthplace is also easily accessible in town and is now a museum with a couple of helpful staff and a large collection of historical photographs. An interesting afternoon drive from Bologna or Ravenna.
Written 21 July 2012
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