For Italians old enough to remember WWII, liberation day is still a very important event. April 25
, Liberation Day, is a national holiday in Italy marked by ceremonies, historic re-enactments, and celebrations. Many towns hold fairs, concerts, food festivals, or special events. One of the more interesting events is the Palio di Bomarzo
, north of Rome (see Northern Lazio map
Coming up: May 1, the day of the worker, is another Italian national holiday with more festivals and events. It's also the date of one of Sardinia's most important festivals, the Sagra di Sant Efisio.
May Festivals and Events in Italy
Photo of Liberation Day ceremony in Sarzana © James Martin, Europe Travel