Who are the Italian Carabinieri?

The carabinieri are actually older than Italy itself. Their force was founded by Victor Emanuel I, Duke of Savoy and King of Sardinia almost half a century before modern Italy came into existence. Their name comes from the carabina, the rifle they traditionally carried.

What is the Carabinieri Sports Centre?

Through the Carabinieri Sports Centre, the Force participates in national sporting competitions with top quality athletes. The Carabinieri Sports Centre has 10 Sections spread around Italy, each of which specializes in a particular field: Naples for swimming.

How to get to Castello di San Georgio?

There are stairs to reach Castello di San Georgio or you can take a elevator and then the funicular railway. Once there you can pay to see the Castello but it is worth paying a few Euros extra and visit the museum as well.

What was the Carabinieri Command for Liberated Italy?

In southern Italy the Carabinieri Command for Liberated Italy was founded in Bari, mobilizing new units for the Italian war of liberation. These units were attached to the Italian Liberation Corps and the six Italian Combat Groups of the Italian Co-Belligerent Army, fighting with the Allied forces.

What does a Carabinieri car look like?

Normal Carabinieri patrol vehicles are dark blue with a white roof, with a red stripe along the side. Carabinieri license plates begin with “CC” or previously with “EI” (formerly Esercito Italiano, Italian Army), and a Carabinieri car is traditionally called a Gazzella ( gazelle ).

What is the Carabinieri specialist units Division?

The Carabinieri Specialist Units Division is the Carabinieri formation, established in 2001, dedicated to the performance of specialist police activities and the support to the Territorial Organizations.

What is the difference between the Guardia di Finanza and Carabinieri?

As with the Guardia di Finanza but in contrast to the Polizia di Stato, the Carabinieri are a military force. As the fourth branch of the Italian Armed Forces, they come under the authority of the Ministry of Defence; for activities related to inland public order and security, they functionally depend on the Ministry of the Interior.


What happened to the Carabinieri after the war?

After the war the Carabinieri counted at least 2,735 fallen and 6,500 wounded, out of approximately 14,000 who had joined the Resistance in northern and central Italy. In Yugoslavia the Carabinieri formed a battalion of the Italian partisan Garibaldi Division, which fought alongside the Yugoslav partisans against German and Croatian UstaĊĦe Forces.

What kind of vehicles do the Italian Carabinieri use?

The vehicles of the Carabinieri military police and mobile units are painted in NATO camouflage scheme as done with the other Italian Armed Forces vehicles. Carabinieri Alfa Romeo 159.