“By now we are used to it. The crypt reopens and the controversies start, which I consider sterile and then they are not a big news”. So at the Adnkronos Roberto Canali, mayor of Predappio, where tomorrow the reopening of Mussolini’s crypt is scheduled, closed for restoration in 2017. “I know that in these years of closure, perhaps expectations had been created – he said. Canali again – but I think it will remain open every day or in any case with a certain continuity. Then we won’t talk about it anymore, even the controversies will subside. On the other hand, for better or for worse it’s part of history “. “I don’t think there are any kind of demonstrations planned, I have no information about it. And then with the anti-contagion rules still in force, attention is needed. – highlights Canali – While this reopening is important for the country, especially for traders and restaurateurs. A continuous influx of people, spread over the long term, would give a certain relief to the commercial activities of the town. Now everything is quiet and I hope that it will remain so also in respect of the place, a cemetery, where there are deceased who rest and relatives who are visit: we need respect for our entire community “, concludes Canali. However, divisions are also recorded within the Mussolini family on the reopening of the crypt. “With reference to the communication regarding the opening of the crypt of Predappio signed by Orsola and Vittoria Mussolini reported on some social networks and subsequently taken up by other newspapers, the family wishes to inform that: the news is without foundation and on Sunday the crypt will be closed. Orsola and Vittoria Mussolini are not entitled to make any public announcement regarding the crypt without the prior discussion and clearance from the majority of the family. Unfortunately their unfortunate announcement has generated confusion and false expectations. We regret these inconveniences. goal of all family members to reopen the crypt, and in this regard we are agreeing on how to best manage, safely and with common sense, the reopening to the public starting from this summer “, say the members of the Mussolini family in a note that AdnKronos was able view. “We are having video conference meetings with the family because it was not a joint decision, but a decision of only two members. I am in favor of reopening the crypt because this was my grandmother’s will. But the crypt is private, so it must be reopened. safely, there is still an ongoing pandemic so it is necessary to reopen with the certainty of being able to guarantee controls, distancing and ventilation. The two people who decided to reopen claim they have taken out insurance, but we are not reckless people ” Benito Mussolini’s niece Rachele tells AdnKronos. “The will is to open – he continues -, but then there are those who want to do it in a more complicated way and those who want a more intelligent and safe opening, like myself. The decision was not joint so we are disappointed. that it was my grandmother’s intention to keep it open but finding a square among the members of the family. They did something serious, they will probably start complaints. We do not want controversy. We also realize that there are restaurateurs, merchants of Predappio , which are bent by the covid but also by the closure of the crypt because Predappio is basically known all over the world as my grandfather’s birthplace “. “Tomorrow – he concludes – the crypt will probably be opened but then, even with the intervention of the lawyers, we will ensure that it is closed again and then reopened safely with a joint decision of the family”.