Liberation Day in Italy

On 25 April Italy celebrates Liberation Day which marks the country’s liberation from Nazi occupation and fascist rule at the end of world war two.

A public holiday across Italy, all state schools and offices are closed as well as many shops. This year is the 67th Festa della Liberazione and as usual the commemorative events are centred in Rome.

Accompanied by senior Italian military figures, the president of the republic Giorgio Napolitano will lay a wreath on the tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Vittorio Emanuele monument in Piazza Venezia at 08.00.