The Italian Republic at the 68th anniversary


The Italian National Day (La Festa della Reppublica) is celebrated on the 2nd of June each year. The day commemorates the institutional referendum held by universal suffrage in 1946, in which the Italian people were called to the polls to decide on the form of government, following the Second World War and the fall of Fascism. With 12,717,923 votes for a republic and 10,719,284 for the monarchy, the male descendants of the House of Savoy were sent into exile.
In Romania the Italian National Day is marked with a series of cultural and promotional events, under the title of “Italian Festival”, which already reached its 6th edition. Furthermore, the ambassador of Italy to Romania, Diego Brasioli gives in the evening of June 2, at his residence of Bucharest, a special reception which Premier Victor Ponta is expected to attend.