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64th anniversary of the Republic of Italy

64th anniversary of the Republic of Italy
Cleveland Italian Cultural Garden
June 5,2010

The 64th anniversary of the Republic of Italy was celebrated in style at the beautiful Italian Cultural Garden. Guests toured the Garden, sipped wine and munched on Italian delicacies.

Joyce Mariani with Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson

Joyce Mariani with Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson

A formal program included remarks from Joyce Mariani, Executive Director of the Italian Cultural Garden Foundation as well as Marco Nobili, Consul of Italy in Detroit and various politicians and officials.

A Color Guard consisting of Italian veterans from Post # 1 of Lorain, Ohio presented the Flag.

The Color Guard preparing to march

The Color Guard preparing to march


Then the US National Anthem was sung followed by the Italian National Anthem, "Fratelli d'Italia."

The Abruzzo Earthquake Fund of NE Ohio raised $97,000 for the victims of the April 6, 2009 earthquake and gave a check to the Mayor of Capistrano at the event.

Gianfranco Gentile greeting Giuseppe Marulli, Mayor of Capistrano

Gianfranco Gentile greeting Giuseppe Marulli, Mayor of Capistrano

Consul Marco Nobili placed a commemorative wreath at the Italian Veterans memorial.

Italian Consul Marco Nobili places a wreath

Italian Consul Marco Nobili

Italian Consul Marco Nobili places a wreath

Enjoy these photos and videos from the celebration.

Italian Consul Marco Nobili,

Italian Consul Marco Nobili, Honorary Consul Serena Scaiola, Joyce Mariani and Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson




Joyce Mariani gives a brief history of the Italian Cultural Garden


Gino Colage, Paul Sciria and Lucy Sticken

Gino Colage, Paul Sciria and Lucy Selvaggio Sticken


Jeff Johnson and Ray Saikus

Cleveland City Councilman Jeff Johnson and Ray Saikus


Linda Lanci and Basil Russo

Linda Lanci and Basil Russo




What would the world be like without Italy and Italians?


Italian Consul Marco Nobili explaining the Veterans Rock to Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson

Italian Consul Marco Nobili explaining the Veterans Rock to Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson





Italian Club presidents presenting a check to the Mayor of Capistrano Italy

Italian Club presidents presenting a check to Mayor Giuseppe Marulli for the victims of the Abruzzo earthquake


Fran and Paul Burik

Fran and Paul Burik


Jim Trakas with Linda and Ken Lanci

Jim Trakas with Linda and Ken Lanci


Gaetano Cecchini admiring an Alfa Romeo

Gaetano Cecchini admiring an Alfa Romeo





Peggy Zone Fisher, Joyce Mariani and Beth Zone

Peggy Zone Fisher, Joyce Mariani and Beth Zone


Italian Garden creator Philip Garbo's daughter Ina flanked by son and son-in-law

Italian Garden creator Philip Garbo's daughter Ina (96 years young!) flanked by son and son-in-law





Italian War Veterans rock


Italian Consul Marco Nobili with Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson

Italian Consul Marco Nobili with Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson





La Gazzetta Italiana Editor Paul Sciria, Pam Dorazio Dean, Curator Italian Culture Historical Society, Brian Dean and Russell Davis

La Gazzetta Italiana Editor Paul Sciria, Pam Dorazio Dean, Curator Italian Culture Historical Society, Brian Dean and Russell Davis


Lino Scamardella, President COMITES Detroit, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson,  Gianfranco Gentile, Giuseppe Marulli, Mayor of Caprestrano and Marco Nobili, Consul of Italy

Lino Scamardella, President COMITES Detroit, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, Gianfranco Gentile, Giuseppe Marulli, Mayor of Caprestrano and Marco Nobili, Consul of Italy


Nick Anthony with Peter Lawson Jones

Nick Anthony with County Commissioner Peter Lawson Jones





Italian Consul Marco Nobili and Honorary Consul Serena Scaiola in front of a bust of Virgil in the Italian Cultural Garden

Italian Consul Marco Nobili and Honorary Consul Serena Scaiola in front of a bust of Virgil in the Italian Cultural Garden


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