The Ana has revealed the name of the host city. This is the fifth time: the last was in 1996
Fontanini: "A news that fills me with profound pride". "The news of the awarding of the meeting of the Alpine troops of 2021 to the city of Udine fills me with profound pride both as a Friulian and as mayor of the Capital of Friuli". This was declared by the Mayor of Udine, Pietro Fontanini."Among other things, the gathering – the mayor continues – will fall forty-five years after the earthquake that saw the Black Pens in the forefront of relief and subsequent reconstruction. This is also why our people are so attached to the Alpine Corps, which has become synonymous with honesty, hard work, spirit of sacrifice and solidarity for every Friulian ”.
"This is a game to which we have always believed as an Administrator and today we can finally toast to what is a well-deserved victory for our city and for the whole Region", concludes Fontanini.
- The posters of previous editions of the Adunata in Udine
In Udine the Gathering has been missing since 1996. After the disappointment suffered in 2015, when L'Aquila blew over the centenary of the Great War in Friuli, Udine had all it took to bring home an event that would have very heavy consequences for the city and for the whole region. Hundreds of thousands of black feathers (in the last editions are estimated at between 300 and 500 thousand), for a turnover that exceeds 50 million euros.
A land that has always been linked to black feathers, which in 2021 is ready to welcome once again not only those who have carried out the period of military service in the region (from Tarvisio to Palmanova passing through Udine, thousands of boys were hosted in the barracks for the naia ), but also those who gave a hand in the reconstruction phases after the earthquake 45 years later. Fingers crossed.
The strengths of Udine's candidacy. The strengths of Udine's candidacy are different: first of all the fact that it will not only be the Gathering of a city, but of a whole region. The whole Friuli Venezia Giulia region also participates in the organization together with the Ana section of Udine: Carnica, Gemona, Cividale, Gorizia, Trieste, Palmanova, Pordenone. In 2021 a series of recurrences also fell, which cannot be underestimated by those who will vote today: the 45 years since the earthquake of 1976, the 100 years since the passage of the lands of the Austro-Hungarian Empire to Italy, the 100 years of the Ana section of Udine, the century from the transfer of the body of the unknown soldier from Aquileia to Rome.
- The 2019 Alpini gathering, images and stories from Milan