This morning in Barga was held the annual 25th April celebrations to commemorate the liberation of the country by Allied troops in the Second World War.
A wreath was laid at the Fosso and then shortly after another up at Sommocolonia at the Monumento Monticino with the ever present Alpini in attendance.
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.
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