Events

“La Colonna della Libertà®” and “A Dive into History ®” are registered trademarks of Gotica Toscana onlus.

The event “A Dive into History®” is registered in the Tuscan Regional Register of Historical Reconstruction Events
The “La Colonna della Libertà®” event is registered in the Tuscan Regional Register of Historical Re-enactment Events
(LR no. 5 of 12 February 2012).

Colonna Map is the official application of the Column of Freedom, a historical re-enactment that takes place as part of the celebrations for the anniversary of the Liberation of Italy on 25 April 1945.

By downloading this application you will also be able to follow the position of the column in real time by consulting the map in the application.

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2023

A dive into History® – 26/27 August 2023

2022

A dive into History® – 27/28 August 2022

 

2021

A dive into History® – 28/29 August 2021

The Column of Freedom® –  18-19-20 June 2021 – Cortona, Montebuono di Magione, Castiglione del Lago, Passignano sul Trasimeno, Foiano della Chiana Commonwealth War Cemetery.

For further details we invite you to consult the website dedicated to the event.

2020

Monument Men and Women at the Palazzo dei Vicari in Scarperia 18 September 2020

A dive into History® – September 6, 2020

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The Column of Freedom® –  4/5/6 September 2020

For further details we invite you to consult the website dedicated to the event.

2019

A Dive into History 2019® – 21-22 September 2019

Un Tuffo nella Storia 2019
The Column of Freedom 2019® – from 25 to 28 April 2019

2018

White, Red, Green – Memories from the battlefields one hundred years after the end of the Great War – 27/10-30/11/2018 Palazzo dei Vicari – Scarperia
A Dive into History 2018® – 16 September 2018
The Column of Freedom 2018® – 25 and 27 – 28 – 29 April 2018

2017

A Dive into History 2017 – 17 September 2017


The Column of Freedom 2017 – 23 – 24 – 25 April 2017

2016

Saturday 17 December 2016 at 4.00 pm – Presentation of the diorama “Passo del Giogo – 20 September 1944”
A Dive into History 2016 – 1/8 September 2016
From Saturday 18 June 2016 the new exhibition “The Battle of Monte Altuzzo” – Since June 18 2016 the new exhibition “The battle for Mt. Altuzzo”
The Column of Freedom 2016 – 23-25 April 2016

2015

19-20 September 2015 – A Dive into History
27 June 2015 at 4pm at the CDRS of Ponzalla – Orizzonti di Libertà – Presentation of Nunzia Volpe's book “The little girl who spoke to the moon”.
24 May 2015 – Amico Museo – Guided tour of the Monte Altuzzo Battlefield.
16 May 2015 – The Night of the Museums CDRS opening from 9pm to 11pm – exhibitions “August 1944 – Free Florence!” and “The Battle of Giogo Pass”
The Column of Freedom 2015 – Montese, San Lazzaro di Savena, Bologna, Parma, Fontanellato 24-26 April 2015
August 1944 – Free Florence!” Thematic exhibition in the year of the 70th anniversary of the Liberation of Florence – until September 2015

2014

August 1944 – Free Florence!” Thematic exhibition in the year of the 70th anniversary of the Liberation of Florence
28 September 2014 – Horizons of Freedom Guided tour of the Monte Altuzzo Battlefield.
20-21 September 2014 – 70 anniversary of the Battle of Monte Altuzzo – Special edition of A Dive into History
25 May 2014 – Amico Museo – Guided tour of the Monte Altuzzo Battlefield.
17 May 2014 – The Night of the Museums CDRS opening from 9pm to 11pm
The Column of Freedom 2014 – Radda in Chianti, Bandini Barracks, Siena, Monteriggioni, Florence, Staffoli, Montecatini T., Pistoia 25-27 April 2014
The Long March – Thematic exhibition on the 70th anniversary of the Russian Campaign – Extended
Photographic Exhibition: A Dive into History – Memory shots 2013 – December – February 2014

2013

Photographic Exhibition: A Dive into History – Memory shots 2013 – From 21 December 2013 to 9 February 2014 at the Palazzo dei Vicari in Scarperia (FI)
The Long March – Thematic exhibition on the 70th anniversary of the Russian Campaign – Oct.2013 – Feb.2014

The Don line

Douglas A-20K Boston Mark V serial number BZ590 17-18 July 2013
A Dive into History 2013 – Passo del Giogo Scarperia – 22-23 June 2013
The Column of Freedom – Verona, Pastrengo, Riva del Garda, Costermano, Peschiera del Garda, 3rd Wing Villafranca 2013 – 25-28 April 2013
Documentation and Historical Research Center Permanent Exhibition – The Battle of Monte Altuzzo and the breakthrough of the Gothic Line. Until May 2013 El Alamein and his Boys – Artifacts, uniforms and photographs 70 years after the battle
Presentation of Paolo Panizza's book “I would like to run up to you” Saturday 2 February 2013 at 5pm at the CDRS
History stories with a Monterosa veteran Saturday 12 January 2013 at 5pm at the CDRS

2012

Felonic40 – 40s party in Felonica (MN) – 14 July 2012
A Dive into History 2012 – Passo del Giogo Scarperia – 30 June 1 July 2012
The Column of Freedom 2012 – Bologna, Lugo, Alfonsine, Ravenna, Cervia – Milano Marittima – Cesena – Faenza – Forlì 27-29 April 2012
Documentation and Historical Research Centre: until 31 March 2012 exhibition on "The Artillery on the Gothic Line and the belligerent armies".

2011

Inauguration of the Documentation and Historical Research Center of Ponzalla – 24 September 2011
A Dive into History 2011 – Open-air living museum 7th edition - Passo del Giogo Scarperia – 9-10 July 2010
Memorial Day 2011 – American Memorial Cemetery of Florence – 30 May 2011
The Column of Freedom 2011 – Felonica, Verona, Mantua, Valeggio sul Mincio 23-25 April 2011

2010

A Dive into History 2010 – Open-air living museum 6th edition - Passo del Giogo Scarperia – 18-19 September. 2010
Memorial Day 2010 – American Memorial Cemetery of Florence – 31 May 2010
The Column of Freedom 2010 – Arezzo, Sarzana, Bologna, Florence, Ponsacco, Pisa 23-25 April 2010

2009

A Dive into History 2009 – Open-air living museum 5th edition – Passo del Giogo Scarperia – 19-20 September. 2009
Memorial Day 2009 – American Memorial Cemetery of Florence – 25 May 2009
Waiting for Normandy – Scarperia Pelago – 25-26 April 2009

2008

A Dive into History 2008 – Open-air living museum 4th edition – Passo del Giogo Scarperia – 20-21 September. 2008
Memorial Day 2008 – American Memorial Cemetery of Florence – 26 May 2008
The Column of Freedom 2008 – Rome – Sermide (MN) – 19-20; 25 26 27 April 2008

  1. Article from Army Motors n°128-2009 The Column of Liberation part 1
  2. Article from Army Motors n°129-2009 The Column of Liberation part 2

2007

A Dive into History 2007 – Open-air living museum 3rd edition – Passo del Giogo Scarperia – 15-16 weeks. 2007
Parachuting Training Center – Pisa – 16 June 2007
Memorial Day 2007 Florence American Memorial Cemetery May 28, 2007
The Road of the Heart – Chianti 1944 Greve in Chianti – Siena 20-22 April 2007

2006

A Dive into History: 1944-2006 Open-air living museum Passo del Giogo Scarperia 16-17 September 2006
Memorial Day 2006 Florence American Memorial Cemetery May 29th 2006
“2 Gigli 2006” gathering of military vehicles and uniforms Scarperia – Florence 22-25 April. 2006

Official visit 10th Mountain Division “Italia Semper 2006”

2005 and earlier

A Dive into History: 1944-2005 Open-air living museum Passo del Giogo Scarperia 17-18 Sept. 2005
Memorial Day 2005 Florence American Memorial Cemetery May 30, 2005
MUGELLO 1945-2005 Gathering of military vehicles and uniforms Barberino di Mugello 23-25 April 2005
Sgt. Carl Snyder 133rd Rgt. 34th US Div
16 September 1944 – Gothic Line Former Scarperia Agricultural Consortium – 4 weeks. 31 Oct. 2004
Excursion on the Gothic Line Passo del Giogo Scarperia May 2004

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