Thursday, June 2, 2011

Republic Day

Parachutists, piazza della Repubblica, LivornoJune 2nd is the date of birth of the Italian Republic. In 1946, 86 years after the unification of Italy under the House of Savoy, the Italian people, with a referendum, chose the republic instead of monarchy.Parachutists, piazza della Repubblica, LivornoLocal ceremonies usually start with a jump of paratroopers flying the Italian flag and some other standards, like this one with the coat of arms of the “Carabinieri”.Parachutists, piazza della Repubblica, LivornoHere we can see a huge standard of the Folgore Parachute Brigade, whose headquarters is in Livorno.Parachutists, piazza della Repubblica, LivornoThe standard of the 1st Regiment Carabinieri Tuscania, also based in Livorno.

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