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Comune di Predappio
Predappio is located in Italy
Location o Predappio in Italy
Coordinates: 44°06′N 11°59′E / 44.100°N 11.983°E / 44.100; 11.983
ProvinceForlì-Cesena (FC)
FrazioniPredappio Alta, Fiumana, Sant'Agostino, San Cassiano, San Savino, Santa Marina, Tontola, Trivella
 • MayorGiorgio Frassineti
 • Total91 km2 (35 sq mi)
91 m (299 ft)
 (28 Februar 2010)
 • Total6,480
 • Density71/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialin code0543
WebsiteOffeecial wabsteid

Predappio is a toun an comune in the province o Forlì-Cesena, in the region o Emilia-Romagna in Italy, wi a population o 6,362. The toun is best kent for bein the birthplace o Benito Mussolini, dictator o Italy frae 1922 tae 1943. Mussolini is an aa buriet at Predappio, an his mausoleum is a local tourist destination, as well as a steid o pilgrimage for Italian neo-Fascists. In Aprile 2009, the toun cooncil banned the sale o fascist souvenirs. [1]

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Frae its oreegins, probably Roman, till the 1920s Predappio wis a kintra toun o modest size, situatit on the hills o Forlì. Augustus dividit Italy intae eleiven provinces an Predappio wis athin the saxt province. It is believed that the toun name derives frae the installation in thae locations o an auncient Roman faimily: the Appi. The toun wis sae named Praesidium Domains Appi an abbreviatit tae Pre.DiAppi.

Historically the toun developit aroond the medieval castle, leukin doun the valley. Alang the valley, aboot 2 km frae Predappio, the toun wis kent as Dovia (probably a corruption o the local Roman Road Duo Via).

Benito Mussolini wis born here an efter 1927, seizin the opportunity providit bi a landslide that hit Predappio an haed left mony fowk hameless, it wis decidit tae big a bigger mair prestigious tounship. The new toun wis biggit follaein the airchitectural dictates o the emergin new Fascist regime tae celebrate the birthplace o Mussolini an became, alang wi the nearbi Forlì, la Città del Duce (the Ceety o the Duce): a pilgrimage o the Fascists an mair lately neo-Fascists.

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