Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli will sing Nessun Dorma at the opening Euro 2020 ceremony in Rome's Stadio Olimpico on Friday night. Bocelli will perform before the tournament's first match between Italy and Turkey at 21.00 on Friday 11 June. The opening ceremony will include a fly-past by the Frecce Tricolori fighter jets which fly in formation and em...

Tuesday, June 1, 7 to 9 pm. REGISTER HERE. Presented by Francesco Ranci, organized by Casa Belvedere. The “Festa della Repubblica” is celebrated on June 2nd because on that very day, in 1946, the Italian people went to the polls. For the first time after 20 years of Fascism, after World War II had largely destroyed the country, they had an importan...

Frecce Tricolori are one of Italy's national symbols, famous for emitting plumes of the three colours from the Italian flag. Italy's air force established the 313th Gruppo Addestramento Acrobatico, better known as the 'Frecce Tricolori' at the Rivolto air base on 1 March 1961. The 60th anniversary this week marks the inaugural Frecce Tricolori flig...

Festa della Repubblica, the day when Italy celebrates its most important institution, is upon us: on the 2nd of June, our  streets fill with the tricolore,  the Frecce fly over the skies of Rome, while Via dei Fori Imperiali turns into a stage for our  Armed Forces, all parading in high uniform under the proud, attentive eye of the President.  But...

Rome has cancelled the military parade that traditionally marks the Festa della Repubblica, a national public holiday on Tuesday 2 June, due to the covid-19 emergency. The major parade, comprising thousands of members of Italy’s army, navy and police forces, is normally held along Via dei Fori Imperiali. Another popular event on the day has also be...

Five biplanes dive down into their targets. The head of the group noses up and makes a full loop, while the others fringe off while turning upside down, only to dive down once more. Their trajectories criss cross those of other planes of the formation: it is the 8th of June 1930 and la bomba — the  bomb, a figure bound to become legendary, is perfo...

Ciao from the Appennines in Emilia Romagna! We are taking a few days of rest here in the wonderful mountains in the Modena province, but we actually just moved We the Italians up here, we never stop. Here we are with another month, another editorial, another wonderful magazine about Italy, from your friends at We the Italians!