Bersaglieri - pride and joy of Italy's army parade through Udine
A parade of the legendary “Bersaglieri”, the special motorized unit of the Italian army that was formed in 1836, and eventually became the Royal Italian Army, which took place under rainy conditions, failed to dampen the enthusiasm of the troops.
The city of Udine proudly hosted the parade of the legendary “Bersaglieri”, the special motorized unit of the Italian army that was formed way back in 1836. One of their most famous characteristics it that they’re one of the few military marching bands around that actually play brass instruments while running or riding a bicycle (indeed no easy feat to do). Their other most famous trait is that their helmets are adorned with long black rooster feathers.
The Udine event saw “Bersaglieri” from all walks of life and ages too with some former members well into their 70s (and also 80s) marching through the center of the town!