Feast of the Italian Liberation

24 Apr

Festa della Liberazione – April 25th – a day dedicated to celebrating Italy’s liberation from Nazi occupation during World War II.

If you happen to be in Italy and hear a great deal of noise overhead, it is probably the Frecce Tricolori or the Three Color Arrows. Or if you hear a lot of music and cheer, you may just find yourself in the middle of a parade! In either case, a great cause for celebration.


Rivolto (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Italiano: Frecce Tricolori all'Air Show di Fal...

Italiano: Frecce Tricolori all’Air Show di Falconara Marittima, Ancona, Italy. (Wikipedia)

I migliori auguri – my very best wishes – to my Italian friends…we raise a toast to you and your freedom!



2 Responses to “Feast of the Italian Liberation”

  1. Jean April 25, 2015 at 11:45 PM #

    Thanks for the reminder, Judy. I was touched by your pictures last year of the WW2 uniforms and equipment in Cortona.
    As recognition that 2015 is the 70th anniversary of the Allied victory, I intend this year to take over to Italy the bracelet my uncle bought there when he was part of the Allied army that came up from North Africa. The Road to Rome led to massive casualties at Monte Casino. If I get a chance I will document my experiences with the bracelet on a friend’s blog.


  2. Jean April 26, 2015 at 10:36 AM #

    I think I left a previous comment some time ago referencing the Sassi Caves being used for technology.
    The April 27 issue of the New Yorker has a fabulous article on the caves and village entitled “Letter from Southern Italy – A Cave with a View – Matera, once seen as uncivilized, is now prized for its ancient ways.”
    Grab it while you can. It is amazing!


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