Thursday, 12 March 2009

13 Photos of Italians in Uniform

Thirteen Photos of Italians in Uniform

Here at Profoundly Shallow, I often find myself hoping to share some aspect of my life that folks elsewhere in the world might not be familiar with. As an American in Italy, certain things just kinda-sorta jump out at me that might not be noticeable to the average Italian.

Like uniforms, for example.

I still get quite a kick out the police uniforms here in Italy. I mean, they're just so darned... Snazzy!

Italian Highway Police
(I love the second picture because of the officer in the middle taking a photo of the Lamborghini. LOL!)

Italian Municipal Police

Don't you agree?

And then, there are the specialists.

Italian Forestry Police. (No, I don't know why they're in town...)

And then, of course, there's the military...

Italian Folgori (Paratroopers)

Italian Carabinieri (Military Police)

And can you believe there are still those who wear uniforms as elaborate as these?

Italian Corazzieri - the honor guard of the President of the Italian Republic

Italian Alpini - Elite Mountain Warfare Solidiers

Cadets from the Miliary Academy in Modena, Italy.

Never mind the feathers. He's still pretty bad-ass. ;)

My personal favorites - the Bersaglieri, a high mobility infantry unit. Why are they my favorites? Because they can do this!


Yes, I know - I lost track of how many pics I posted. To be fair, some were repeats (and the video, too, I believe). Still, I hope you enjoyed these, at least a little.

And, no, I didn't forget.

Just scroll down...

Luca Argentero, actor



Shelley Munro said...

Wow, the video was amazing. I would have run out of puff trying to run around and play at the same time. Sigh...I do love a man in uniform :)

Anonymous said...

Ahh, yes, men in uniform.

Not shallow at all. We're writers, so it's all research, right? :)

Adelle Laudan said...

LOL I get a chuckle out of the feathers in the hats. Reminds me of Robin Hood. Great list as always. Happy T13!

Jennifer McKenzie said...

Man, those Bersaglieri have to have massive BREATH CONTROL. Awesome!!!!!!
I love your policemen too.
I adore a man in uniform.

Paige Tyler said...

Gotta love a guy in uniform! And that pic of that actor is just hot! LOL!


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Inez Kelley said...

I love your blogs! always so full of...manly goodness.

Jen said...

Love your TT!! Great pics. You sure saved the best for last!!

Alice Audrey said...

Very nice, but you know, this just proves Italians are best when naked.

Usenetfan said...

How come there's no Alitalia stewardesses for us males? Eh?

Heather said...

What's not to like about a man in uniform? And, as you said, those are definitely some snazzy ones. Great TT!

Ms Menozzi said...

@ Usenetfan -

Three reasons:

1) There are some females in this post. Look carefully. ;)

2) Because this is Profoundly Shallow.

3) The last time I flew Alitalia the attendants were so rude, I'll never honor them with a place here. (Not to mention the whole debacle with the company, etc, etc.)

So, yeah. That's all I have to say about that. Hee!

Lanie Fuller said...

Awh, I couldn't watch the video. My internet connection is too bad. But the pictures were good! (Especially the last one *cough*)

Great list, hon!

Janice said...

I liked the hats on some of the men.

Happy TT.