The term Liberation Day is used for many countries who were once under an occupation by another state such as The Ukraine and the Netherlands. Liberation Day also marks the end of an oppressive regime, and can also mark the anniversary of a revolution like with Cuba. It can also be considered a sort of Independence Day. In Italy, Liberation Day is April 25th and marks the end of Benito Mussolini's regime and among Italians, the day is known as Liberazione. Liberation Day in Italy also marks the birth of the new Republic of Italy. If you are travelling to Italy during that time, you may have a mix of pleasant and inconvenient surprises. The pleasant surprises are that no matter what city you are in, the local civic municipalities are organizing parties in town squares and various other cultural festivities to mark the occasion. The inconvenience may be that you find shops and establishments closed as well as tourist activities booked since many Italians go on vacation during this time. And the holiday, unless it falls on a Wednesday, will usually cause holiday schedules to continue even after the holiday as Italians call it "a bridge" when a holiday falls on a Thursday thus making Friday another day off. You may hear the song "Bella Ciao"
on repeat in the streets and squares, which is a popular Italian folk song that tells the story of a partisan who died for freedom and his dying wish was to be buried in the mountains in the shadow of a bel fior (beautiful flower). If you are looking for tourist activities to do during the holiday, Le Baccanti can arrange a day out tasting wine or a food tour for the festive occasion. Buona Festa! Viva Italia!Le Baccanti Tours is a luxury travel company located in Tuscany, Italy. We have been specializing in gourmet food, wine and cultural tours of Italy for over 10 years. We pride ourselves on showing our discerning group of clients the authentic and beautiful Italy of their dreams.