Six hundred portions of penne al pomodoro, in the "anti-fascist Pasta" version, were served today in Bologna, in the Cortile d'Onore of Palazzo d'Accursio, by the volunteers of Cucine Popolari and Anpi, on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the fall of fascism. Bologna has also joined the demonstration, one of many that take place every year on July 25 throughout Italy, in memory of the day when Mussolini was dismissed and arrested. The initiative recalls the party organized by the well-known anti-fascist Cervi, who in Gattatico in the Reggio area, eighty years ago, offered all the villagers a plate of pasta, in the hope that fascism was really over: on 28 December 1943, only five months later, his seven children were taken by the fascists and shot. "It is a special day, with very current values, given the situation it is essential that everyone assumes their own responsibility and chooses to be on the side of anti-fascism - underlines the founder of Cucine Popolari, Roberto Morgantini -. They all declare themselves anti-fascists, so it is a test of democracy, which helps democracy; Bologna responded magnificently, there are beautiful people today". The first to taste the "anti-fascist pasta" was Father Benito Fusco: "To digest these times, there's nothing better than an anti-fascist pasta", he comments. Among the many, also Giorgio Prodi, son of ex-premier Romano: "It is important to remember and do it together, a very Emilian opportunity to bring people together", he smiles. Soundtrack of the initiative (also the commissioner Daniele Ara on guitar) the classics of De Gregori with Generale, The year to come by Dalla, Il pescatore by De Andrè and Bella ciao. But in the municipality of Rosà the pasta remained in the pot: it could cause riots. This is the incredible response to the partisan association of the mayor Elena Mezzalira of the municipality of Rosà, in the province of Vicenza. The event wanted to commemorate the seven Cervi brothers who organized a large meal of pasta in 1943 to celebrate the dismissal of Benito Mussolini, which took place on 25 July 1943. This is because "the name of the initiative can be a reminder of unrest, security problems and public order", the mayor replied to the organizers by email.