From today until June 2, the Frecce Tricolori will fly over the skies of Italy to celebrate the proclamation of the Republic. Due to the ongoing health emergency, the June 2 celebrations will differ slightly.
The 74th Republic day must necessarily do without major public events. As required by security measures against the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic. However, that of June 2 remains a celebration which, even if only virtually, stands as a “sign of unity, solidarity and recovery”. An important moment to rediscover national pride in a country fatally wounded by the pandemic.
The Frecce Tricolori on the skies of Italy
The Tour of Italy of the National Acrobatic Patrol starts today, May 25th. In the next 5 days it will touch many regional capitals, from one end of the peninsula to the other. The National Acrobatic Patrol is planning a real tour of the Italian skies that wants to be a symbolic embrace to the whole nation.
Flying over Codogno, first red zone of the Covid-19 emergency
Today the aerobatic patrol takes off from Rivolto, home of the Frecce Tricolori, to go and make the first flight over Codogno, the Lombard town that was the first ‘red zone’ hit by the Coronavirus pandemic. After Codogno, it will be the turn of Piazza Duomo in Milan, another symbol of the Covid-19 emergency that has indelibly marked Lombardy and the whole country. The acrobatics of the first day will also fly over the skies of Turin and Aosta.
The acrobatic tour from north to south
Tomorrow, May 26, the National Acrobatic Patrol will fly to Florence, Perugia and L’Aquila. And then a whole week of stunts. The other Italian cities chosen for this particular celebration are Cagliari and Palermo, Catanzaro, Bari, Potenza, Naples and Campobasso. The Frecce will also fly over Loreto, where the homonymous sanctuary of the Virgin patron of the air force is located. This tour also includes flights over Ancona, Bologna, Venice and Trieste.
The Frecce will fly over the capital on June 2nd
The aerobatic flights will end on the sky of Rome on June 2, Republic Day. Also for the restrictions imposed by the measures to combat the spread of Covid-19, this year no parade of the Armed Forces along the Imperial Forums is expected.
For the 74th anniversary of the Republic of Italy the Frecce Tricolore will fly over the sky of the capital while the President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, will lay a laurel wreath on the Altare della Patria.