I felt a great sense of pride as an American participating in the ceremonies as it unites me closer to the Florentine community in celebration of a mutual victory.
In order to attend the ceremonies in Palazzo Vecchio, one must receive a private written invitation from Mayor Renzi.
Below is an amazing video taken in the streets of Florence as Allied Forces liberated the city on August 11, 1944. One minute of vintage history-in-the-making!!! Viva Firenze!! You must plug in your headset as the audio quality is poor! Don't miss it!