Thursday, June 4, 2009

Festa della Repubblica

Tuesday was a national holiday in Italy.

While many banks and shops were closed, I still had class. My art class headed to the Colosseum area to sketch, but we were greeted with a large military parade.

According to, Festa della Repubblica celebrates the day in 1946 that Italy voted for a republic form of government.

I've never seen so many military persons in one area! It was quite a sight.

The Colosseum was draped with a gigantic Italian flag.

I even caught a glimpse of the Italian president Giorgio Napolitano.

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