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Italy: Mattarella attends Italy National Day celebration in Rome02:48

Italy: Mattarella attends Italy National Day celebration in Rome

Italy, Rome
June 2, 2020 at 11:54 GMT -00:00 · Published

Italian President Sergio Mattarella attended the celebration for Italy's 74th National Day in Rome on Tuesday.

Mattarella was seen walking up the steps of the Victor Emmanuel II Monument, as a wreath was laid before him.

The Italian National Air Force Aerobatic Team was seen re-creating the flag of Italy in the sky above the monument.

Following the ceremony in Rome Mattarella is expected to visit the town of Codogno, in the northern region of Lombardy, where Italy's first coronavirus patient was diagnosed.

Italy's National Day celebrates the day in 1946 when Italians voted in a referendum - the first vote by universal suffrage in the country - in favour of a republic, thus abolishing the monarchy which had previously reigned over the country.

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Italian President Sergio Mattarella attended the celebration for Italy's 74th National Day in Rome on Tuesday.

Mattarella was seen walking up the steps of the Victor Emmanuel II Monument, as a wreath was laid before him.

The Italian National Air Force Aerobatic Team was seen re-creating the flag of Italy in the sky above the monument.

Following the ceremony in Rome Mattarella is expected to visit the town of Codogno, in the northern region of Lombardy, where Italy's first coronavirus patient was diagnosed.

Italy's National Day celebrates the day in 1946 when Italians voted in a referendum - the first vote by universal suffrage in the country - in favour of a republic, thus abolishing the monarchy which had previously reigned over the country.

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