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Sunday morning, after climbing the Giotto's Bell Tower (in Florence, Italy), I heard band music playing nearby. The band turned out to be the Rossa Italiana Corpa Militare Band. They were closing out the Calcio Storico event that took place a few days earlier in the week. After watching the band play for a few minutes, it started to march. Everyone followed the band. It was really alot of fun. The band marched around the block from the Piazza della Repubblica towards the Duomo and then back to the Piazza della Repubblica.


Somehow, I ended right up in the front and was able to video the band marching. Here's a little video clip I took. Towards the end of the clip, check out the cute kid and his mother's expression as she realizes that I am taking video of him marching along with the band.

When the band returned to the Piazza della Repubblica, it started to play again.


If you are really into band music, here are a two short videos (combined).

After a few songs, I headed back to my B&B. A little while later, I was surprised to hear the band playing again! Now they were playing in Piazza della Signoria. I went to watch them play and this time I was able to maneuver my way up to the front of the crowd.


The last song they played Fratelli d'Italia (the Italian National Anthem) . I recorded all of it except for the first few seconds on video. It was a chicken skin moment as many in the crowd sang along!

After the band finished playing, the person leading the band went over to salute a few military officers and the new mayor (in the blue suit on the left).


Then the band marched off and packed up their instruments.


Comments (10)

Hehe, I KNEW you would have something from Italy!

Palma, I usually try to :)

Barb Cabot:

What a great group of photos for this theme. So Interesting. Thanks for the video clips as well. Terrific choice.


Loved the photos and the video clips.Must have been a fun afternoon. Thanks for sharing!


Great shots for the theme!! my favorite is the second one :)

What a fun sight to stumble across!


Great photos, Girasoli, and great video.

The new mayor looks pretty great, too!

Love this post - and your reference to 'chicken skin'!

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Girasoli, great photos and cool videos. I also enjoy stumbling onto local festivities when traveling. Great choices for this week's theme!


Fantastic post! Your photos and videos are wonderful, I felt like I was right back in Florence :) I too love the expression "chicken skin", very descriptive!

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