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Festa della Repubblica: Italy’s June 2nd Holiday

planes releasing trails in green white and red for Italy's Republic Day on 2 June

Italy has only been a country for about 150 years, and before that was a series of independent city-states. When it was first united in 1861, its head of government was king Vittorio Emanuele II di Savoia. Less than 100 years later, the Italian monarchy came to an end and Italy’s June 2nd holiday celebrates […]