Housed in a building dating back to the late nineteenth century, the Mussolini Casa Natale exhibition center is a place of cultural and historical interest, which also thanks to the numerous exhibit exhibitions attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world every year.
Casa natale di Benito Mussolini History
A modest building, built as a typical rustic Romagnolo building with large stones and "spungone" stone without external plaster, the home of Benito Mussolini has long been restored and used as an exhibition space.
Here Mussolini was born on July 29, 1883, in a room on the first floor. On the ground floor his father Alessandro worked as a blacksmith, while his mother, Rosa Maltoni, was a primary school teacher.
Not initially owned by the family was soon abandoned to move elsewhere, until in 1923 was donated to Mussolini by a group of predappiesi, on the occasion of his visit to Dovia (small fraction of Predappio) after becoming head of the Government.
Within a few years, this rural building was renovated and transformed into a sort of museum of popular origins and childhood.
Closed at the end of Fascism, it was then reopened to the public in 1999 as an exhibition venue for historical-artistic exhibitions, precisely because of the importance that this apparently common building has had in history.