Frecce Tricolori to fly over Rome on 4 November.Italian president Sergio Mattarella will attend the annual ceremony at Rome’s Altare della Patria to mark national unity and the armed forces at 09.00 on Friday 4 November.
The date of the annual "Giorno dell'Unità nazionale e Giornata delle Forze Armate" coincides with the anniversary of the armistice of Villa Giusti in 1918, which ended world war one on the Italian front.
On 4 November Italy marks the Day of National Unity and Armed Forces, as announced in these posters around Rome. pic.twitter.com/QJn46niX0r— Wanted in Rome (@wantedinrome) October 31, 2022The president will lay a wreath at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Piazza Venezia in honour of Italy’s war dead and casualties of international peacekeeping missions.
The ceremony will include a flypast by the Italian air force’s Frecce Tricolori, a spectacular display in which the jets emit plumes of the three colours from the Italian flag.
The Frecce Tricolori fly over a rainy Rome in a spectacular display to mark Italy’s Giorno dell'Unità Nazionale e Giornata delle Forze Armate #4Novembre pic.twitter.com/VC07G5tdNh
— Wanted in Rome (@wantedinrome) November 4, 2022
At 08.00 the "Treno della Memoria" - tracing the final journey of the Unknown Soldier - will arrive in Rome's central Termini train station where it will be met by defence minister Guido Crosetto.
The ceremonies will result in street closures, parking restrictions and traffic disruption in the area around Piazza Venezia from the early hours of 4 November, for details see the capital's mobility website.
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