Every occasion is an occasion to celebrate!

This time, however, there certainly is an occasion; there are six birthdays to commemorate.

To this end, everyone went to the Miotta household, where a sumptuous barbeque was prepared, for more than 50 Alpini and friends.

Remaining in theme with the Festival of Sanremo, someone, who wishes to remain anonymous for obvious reasons, composed a song which had its “world premier” at the party:

Aaalziamo il bicchier

Facciamo cin-cin

Beviam, beviam, beviam.

Tutto il mondo fa cin-cin

Sollevando il bicchier di vin, cin-cin

Evvia gli Alpin, cin-cin.


We raise our glasses

And make a toast, chin chin

We drink, we drink, we drink.

The entire world makes a toast, chin chin

Raising their glass of wine, chin chin

And hurray for the Alpine soldiers!


The six birthdays belonged to Rodolfo Miotto, Giuseppe Querin, Tony Madau, Luigi Pennetta, Margherita Lorenzato and Kayoko Shige, who cut the traditional cake and celebrated until late in the evening.

Cin-cin, and hurray for the Alpini!