On June 2nd we celebrate the anniversary of the creation of the Italian Republic, it is a national holiday.
On this date in 1946 we held a referendum to choose between republic and monarchy.
With 12.717.923 votes for and 10.719.284 against Italy become a republic and the reigning Savoy family had to go into exile.
Every year, on the morning of June 2nd, a great military parade occur along the via dei Fori Imperiali before the highest authorities of the State.
The firemen unroll a huge tricolor flag covering 5 arches of the coliseum.
The main attraction is the ‘Frecce Tricolore’ National Aerobatic Team of the Italian Air Force
At the end of the ceremony the planes draw a 5 kilometers long tricolor in the sky that is visible all over the city.
The coliseum and roman forum are not accessible in the morning. The archeolociacl area usually re-open after 1.00pm.