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Festa Nazionale della Repubblica Italiana 2011

June 2 is, in Italy, the “Day of the Republic,” a recurring national celebration marking the anniversary of the June 2, 1946 referendum that saw Italian voters choose the Italian Republic over monarchy.

Boston celebrated with its own “Festa Nazionale della Repubblica Italiana” on May 29, 2011 at Christopher Columbus Park.

Video of the event by Stefano Salimbeni.

About Stefano Salimbeni

Stefano is a Boston-based freelance reporter, correspondent and producer for Italy’s national TV network RAI. Over the past 15 years he has produced more than 800 “Italian-angled” news stories and features from New England and from around the United States for RAI’s international channel, RAI Italia, broadcast to over 60 million viewers of Italian origins or of Italian descent living outside of Italy. He also assisted, and occasionally still does, RAI’s main correspondents in producing news stories and special reports during major news events. For the past three years, Stefano has also been the US correspondent for Famiglia Cristiana, one of Italy’s most widely circulated national magazines. He came to Boston in 1996 to earn a master’s degree and fulfill a lifelong dream of being a journalist. Stefano’s work can be viewed on his personal website, www.stefanosalimbeni.com.