The 60th anniversary of the liberation of Italy will be celebrated in Rome with a series of events and encounters, many of which will involve school children. Announcing the programme the city mayor, Walter Veltroni, expressed his determination that the young people of Rome should not forget their political past.

The Museum of the Liberation of Rome in the Via Tasso will be open on Monday 25 with free guided tours every hour from 09.30-19.30 and in Piazza S. Giovanni at 15.00 there will be music, dance and theatre presented by Rome schools. The show will end with a concert given by the singer-songwriter Fiorella Mannoia.