Well-entrenched progressivists in Italy (and elsewhere) are forever telling us that people have no interest in the older form of Mass and that Summorum Pontificum won’t make much of a difference.
I think they are deluded.
Now I read a nice little story on from Il resto del Carlino about a Mass with the 1962 Missale Romanum on the feast of All Saints:
Look past the sloppy terms for the gem in this piece.
The first Mass in Latin at Santa Maria della Pietà: 8 priests and over 250 faithful at the Tridentine Rite.
Also in the parish of Santa Maria della Pietà (via San Vitale 112) where Fr. Tiziano Trenti is, there began on All Saints Day the celebration of Mass in Latin with the Tridentine Rite, arranged by Card. Caffarra and is foreseen for every Sunday and Holy Day of Obligation. The first liturgy, which had the participation of eight priests and 250 faithful, was celebrated by Fr. Alfredo Morselli, parish priest of Stiatico, with the enriching presence of the choir "Il Cenacolo ("The Upper Room").
We are talking about a TLM in downtown Bologna!
Apparently there was resistance on the part of many priests. But the Cardinal put this in the middle of the city, and not in some little spot out in the country.
Keep in mind that Bologna is not exactly a strong Catholic city. There is a powerful Communist party there and the city, with the University, is highly secular.
This is a huge success story!