Saturday, April 27, 2013

Word of The Week

Do you recognise this famous ponte?

Il ponte - bridge

Thursday was a bank holiday in Italy. April 25th was chosen as the day to celebrate the the liberation of Italy from Nazi occupation and the end of Fascist rule. It was on the 25th of April 1945 that the cities of Milan and Turin were liberated, and the national holiday was established in 1946. This year April 25th fell on a Thursday, and many Italians took advantage of this to do what's called the ponte, by making a bridge from the bank holiday to the weekend by having Friday off as well, giving them a four day weekend.

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