Italian Liberation Day, celebrated throughout Italy, marks the end of German-Fascist control, which came about on 25 April 1945. Parades, speeches and ritual ceremonies commemorate the uprising of partigiani and other anti-fascist coalitions that overthrew the Mussolini regime.

As the capital of Italy, Rome is where celebrations are biggest, involving a visit by the President to the Ardeatine Caves Mausoleum, where the Nazis massacred 335 Romans in 1944. There are also various locally organised minor and not-so-minor events throughout the city.

 

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