Carabinieri Monument - Rome, Italy
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N 41° 54.376 E 012° 27.518
33T E 289213 N 4642491
Equestrian statue of an Italian “Carabinieri” that can be seen in Rome’s Piazza del Risorgimento and on this 2017 Italian postage stamp.
Waymark Code: WM18QNP
Location: Lazio, Italy
Date Posted: 09/13/2023
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
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The Carabinieri, an Italian national police force, both military and civilian, was formed in 1814 by King Victor Emmanuel I of Savoy as the official police force of the Kingdom of Sardinia. Throughout the nineteenth century, the Carabinieri were associated with the Risorgimento, the movement toward Italian unification, so it’s appropriate that this monument stands in the Piazza del Risorgimento, near the Vatican. Also nearby is the Museo Storico dell’Arma dei Carabinieri, a museum of the history of the Carabinieri which is also pictured on the stamp.

The bronze statue on a granite base is by contemporary sculptor Barbarino Jannucci. Unveiled in June of 2003, it shows a “Carabinieri” on horseback with sword drawn and a small dog running alongside. For the past fifty years or so, the cavalry unit of the Carabinieri have had a dog as their mascot. It began with a mixed breed named ‘Trombetta.’ When the statue was unveiled, the mascot’s name was ‘Lady,’ and by the time the stamp was issued in 2017, the mascot was ‘Bricola.’
Stamp Issuing Country: Italy

Date of Issue: 6-Jun-2017

Denomination: €0,95

Color: multicolored

Stamp Type: Single Stamp

Relevant Web Site: Not listed

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