Dear readers and fellow bloggers:

Good morning. Today all the Italian citizens (those born in the peninsula or citizens through the blood lineage like ourselves) celebrate the Liberation Day when the Italian people finally got rid of the Nazi occupation on April 25th 1945. It is a day of boisterous celebration with countless local festivities in big and small places all across the nation.

Sadly, the pandemic has forced the Italian government to extend the “stay inside” order until mid-May, for which there swill be the first time in 75 years that it is not publicly celebrated. However, all of us will be raising a glass today in our homes or places of seclusion to toast the great nation built by our dear ancestors and fellow citizens.

The picture that serves as featured image was taken last year by Gian Luca in the promenade of the Bay of Naples where there was a slow procession of bersaglieri (lightly armed cavalry) The image masterfully taken at sunset gives us the impression of a ghostly parade of anonymous soldiers coming to the rescue.

Bersaglieri en la Bahia de Napule

As they had done so valiantly and gallantly before, the enthusiastic and patriotic forces of Italy will come through to the rescue of the citizenry. Right now thousands upon thousands of medical professionals, technical personnel and first responders are toiling generously in the health care facilities that are treating the pandemic victims. Coraggio.

Avanti bersaglieri che la vittoria e nostra!

Giani enjoying the incredible luminosity of the Bay of Naples, with the Vesuvius in the background.Giani en la bahia de Napule

7 thoughts on “Buona Festa della Liberazione

  1. Happy Liberation Day! (a few days late) that image of the anonymous riders is really something.

    1. Good morning and thanks for the nice commentary, dear Chrissie. It is never too late for people or events that make us happy. There is saying in Spanish that goes like this:
      “Nunca es tarde cuando la felicidad es buena.”
      (it is never too late when the happiness is good.”
      So, thanks for the congratulatory salute to the national feast. Yes, that picture of the riding bersaglieri was one of the many artistic expressions of my film-maker son Gian Luca in his European tour; both his mother and I are extremely proud of him (and of our daughter Noel Marie of course) Un baccione. Arrivederci.

    2. By the way, in a few minutes I will have a quick session with someone called Rose P. I hope she is remotely similar to you, in kindness and proficiency. Let’s see, and hear, what happens.

  2. Feliz Día de la Liberación. De seguro que el asado y los espagettis no van a faltar hoy. El buen vino va correr a montones por esa garganta que va a entonar la Tarantela hasta el cansancio. La curentena va ser liberada en tu casa.
    Salud por Italia y por la familia
    Un gran abrazo

    1. Muchas gracias querido Manuel. Si domani vamos a festejar un poco. Pensaba hacer un asadito pero parece que va a llover en Miami como hoy, asi que haremos una pastaciutta ( y postearemos la foto por supu) Mira me inspiraste para hacer una salsita de tomates con chorizos previamente cocinados en el grill y cortados en rodajas. Un abrazo. Salute. Auguri.

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