Rome celebrates 73rd anniversary of liberation on 25 April.
On 25 April Italy celebrates the 73rd Festa della Liberazione which marks the country’s liberation from German occupation and fascist rule at the end of world war two.
A public holiday across Italy, all state schools and offices are closed on Wednesday 25 April, as well as many shops. The day is marked in Rome with a ceremony at the Altare della Patria, attended by Italian president Sergio Mattarella, at 08.15.
From 09.30 until 14.00, supporters of the Associazione Nazionale Partigiani d’Italia (ANPI) will walk from Via G. Genocchi (Regione Lazio) to Piazza di Porta S. Paolo, by the Piramide Cestia monument, resulting in numerous bus detours, road closures and parking bans along the route. For details see ANPI website.
Separately, at 14.00 on 25 April, the 73rd Gran premio ciclistico della Liberazione cycle race begins and ends at the Baths of Caracalla, causing several bus detours in the general Circus Maximus area.
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