Festa della Repubblica: Let’s Celebrate The Italian Republic

Do you understand what Festa della Repubblica means?

The Festa della Repubblica is an important Italian national holiday celebrated on the 2nd June. It was estabilished to remember the birth of the Italian Republic.

The 2nd June has not been chosen by chance: it is the date of the national referendum which took place in 1946.In that day the majority of Italians voted for the Republic and the monarchy ended after only 85 years.

In the Italian history, the 2nd June 1946 was an important turning point and the start of the modern country. This is why every year many official celebrations take place around Italy.

Where do people celebrate?

Roma is definitely the most symbolic place. Normally there is a military parade along Fori Imperiali Road, but unfortunately this year, due to the pandemic, it won’t take place.

Besides, a laurel crown is laid down in front of the monument dedicated to the Unknown Soldier,ย the symbol of all the soldiers killed in war.

This year, in the afternoon, it will be also possible to visit the Giardini del Quirinale (Gardens of Quirinale) and listen to live music played by military bands.

Apart from the official ceremonies, there is a lot to do around Italy!

In Milano and Napoli you can enjoy free entry in many fantastic museum around the city.

In Bari and surroundings there are several events. For example, the Red Bull Cliff Diving in Polignano a Mare is a great one, however this year it’s been postponed to the end of September.

Bari offers amazing an amazing concert directed by Riccardo Muti at Teatro Petruzzelli.

This year you can also enjoy the 15 hour streaming from 24 Italian cities: music and talks about how the digital world affected rights and democracy.

In Firenze you can walk through the 300 stands of the Fiera di Primavera (Spring Fair), where you can also taste delicious local specialties.

Ready for this amazing weekend in Italy?

Enjoy some lovely pictures on our Pinterest board!

If you are passionate about the Italian history, have a look at some lovely articles here.