Dal cuore dell’Arma del nostro Sud: note musicali sotto le stelle
Concert by the brass band of the Carabinieri
Ancient Theatre, Saturday 8 June 2019 @9.00 (admittance by 8.30pm)
Free entrance upon invitation (see below)
The Carabinieri, formally Arma dei Carabinieri, are the national gendarmerie of Italy who primarily carry out domestic policing duties. It is one of Italy’s main law enforcement agencies, alongside the Polizia di Stato and the Guardia di Finanza. As with the Guardia di Finanza but in contrast to the Polizia di Stato, the Carabinieri are a military force.
June 5th 2019 is the 205th anniversary of the foundation of Carabinieri and on this occasion the brass band of the Carabinieri will play at the Ancient Theatre of Taormina.
The anchorman of the event will be a well known Italian TV personality, Flavio Insinna
The entrance is free but it will be possible to make a free donation. Proceeds will be donated to the ONAOMAC, the National Opera Military Assistance Orphans Arma Carabinieri.
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The Carabinieri, formally Arma dei Carabinieri, “Carabineers Force”; previously Corpo dei Carabinieri Reali, “Royal Carabineers Corps”) are the national gendarmerie of Italy who primarily carry out domestic policing duties. It is one of Italy’s main law enforcement agencies, alongside the Polizia di Stato and the Guardia di Finanza. 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. In practice, there is a significant overlap between the jurisdiction of the Polizia di Stato and Carabinieri. Unlike the Polizia di Stato, the Carabinieri have responsibility for policing the military, and a number of members regularly participate in military missions abroad.
Carabinieri have policing powers that can be exercised at any time and in any part of the country, and they are always permitted to carry their assigned weapon as personal equipment (Beretta 92FS pistols). They were originally founded as the police force of the Kingdom of Sardinia, the forerunner of the Kingdom of Italy. During the process of Italian unification, the Carabinieri were appointed as the “First Force” of the new national military organisation. Although the Carabinieri assisted in the suppression of opposition during the rule of Benito Mussolini, they were also responsible for his downfall and many units were disbanded during World War II by Nazi Germany, which resulted in large numbers of Carabinieri joining the Italian resistance movement. In 2001, they were separated from the Army to become a separate branch of the Italian Armed Forces.