Festa Della Repubblica!

Photo by Janet Donovan
Laura Bisogniero, Nancy Pelosi, Claudio Bisogniero
Laura Bisogniero, Nancy Pelosi, Claudio Bisogniero

In between the gelato, limoncello, rigatoni and mozzarella, 2300 guests poured into the Italian Embassy to celebrate all things Italian.

“Today we celebrate Italy’s National Day and the 67th Anniversary of the Republic,” said Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero.

“Always a joyful and meaningful event; an event we feel most keenly, and proudly, both at home and abroad.

As the Italian President, Giorgio Napolitano, said on June 2nd, our National Day, [and I quote]: “on this Anniversary, Italy must project an image of dignity, self-awareness and constructive will” (..) in “our conviction that we will overcome present difficulties.