A wreath was laid at Sommocolonia at the Monumento Monticino and in Barga at the Fosso with the ever present Alpini in attendance.
There followed an official ceremony at the Palazzo Pancrazi with Prof. Stefano Bucciarelli, the president of the Istituto Storico della Resistenza Lucca.
The 25th April is the day that Italy commemorates the liberation of the country by Allied troops in the Second World War.
The holiday is meant to honour all those who died during the war, from soldiers fighting overseas to civilian victims of Allied bombings and atrocities committed during Nazi Germany’s bitter retreat from its former allies territory.
The lives of those who served as partisans in the Italian Resistance are especially honoured.
As you can hear from audioboo below, Nicola Boggi, the presidente dell’Unione dei Comuni della Media Valle del Serchio has some good news regarding the situation commemorating the story of the liberation in this area:
Click on the link below to listen to Natale Bertolini reminiscing (in Italiano) about just how life was like in Barga on the first Liberation Day, 67 years ago.