Liberation Day in Rome

Rome celebrates 71st anniversary of liberation on 25 April.

On 25 April Italy celebrates the 71st 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 Monday 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 S. Gregorio near the Colosseum to Piazza di Porta S. Paolo, by the Piramide Cestia monument, resulting in numerous bus detours, road closures and parking bans along the route.

The liberation is also observed in other districts of the capital including Pigneto, which celebrates from 10.00 until night time on 25 April, with the 15th edition of the festival Pigneto, Quartiere in Festa.

Separately, at 14.00 on 25 April, the 71st 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.

For full transport details see the Muoversi a Roma website.