Thursday, 28 May 2009

Getting ready for Italy's Republic Day

Hi kids!

As you all know, our Festa della Repubblica is only a few days away.

Italy's Republic Day is celebrated on the second day of June and it commemorates the institutional referendum of 1946 when the Italian population was called to decide what form of government (monarchy or republic) to give to the country after World War II and the fall of Fascism.

After 85 years of monarchy, Italy became a Republic and the monarchs of the House of Savoy were deposed and exiled.

This is one of the most important Italian public holidays which, like July 14 in France and July 4 in the USA, celebrates the birth of the nation. A grand military parade is held in central Rome.
(Source: Wikipedia. See also: Birth of the Italian Republic).

Below you will find a number of interesting and, I hope, useful links about Italy.

Check them out and have fun! ;)

Italy for Kids
Enchanted Learning
TIME for kids - Around the World
National Geographic KIDS - People and Places
United Nations - Cyber schoolbus - Country at a Glance
Country Reports
Fact Monster

A kid's life in... Italy
Life in Italy
CIA - The World fact book - Italy
Italy From The Inside - A Scoop of Real Italian Life for Travelers & Friends
Italy Guides - Virtual panoramas, photos and travel tipsFestivals and Holidays

ENIT - Italian Government Tourist Board
Italian Tourism
Veneto - Between earth and sky.


Anonymous said...

I like this blog pretty much!
I learn a lot about Italy.
I plan to travel to Italy in October and I am pleased to read about it here in english.

Prof Zara said...

Well, thank you so much for your comment.
I'm glad you like the blog and find it useful.
I hope you'll enjoy your stay in Italy in October!