It seems the late Luciano Visocchi named the city of Boston as heir to his central Italy estate — including a villa, two dogs, a fat cat and other felines — valued at $700,000.

It’s a wonderful story, except there may be a legal catch: Some local pols in Atina say they’re the true heirs to the estate. So there could be a fight.

But we have a suggestion to settle this looming crisis: Send a representative from Ford Realty to Italy to try to broker a compromise. It may take a while. A few weeks. Maybe a few months. Numerous meetings may be required over lunch and dinner. Negotiations could stretch well into the summer. The dogs and cats also have to be fed. But the job has to be done.

We stand ready to do our duty, Mayor Menino.

File under: Good citizenship.

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