Why do carabinieri always work in two? One reads and the other writes.” It is an old joke, one that is ensconced in an even older tradition of gentle anti-authoritarian, and specifically anti-police, humor and sentiment that is universal. But to be honest, I admire the men and women in uniform who serve and protect us. So I was flattered and deligh...

Italy’s Carabinieri are a police force with a military statute, operating jointly under Italy’s Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Interior. They carry arms and conduct the country’s most dangerous investigations—like arresting Mafia bosses and investigating terrorists. But they also deliver food and necessities to the elderly. The Carabinieri...

In occasione di un incontro tenutosi nell’ufficio del Generale dei Carabinieri Gino Micale, Addetto alla Difesa presso le Nazioni Unite, Alfonso Panico, ex Vice Console On. d’Italia e Consigliere dell’ Associazione Nazionale Carabinieri Sezione di New York, ha ricevuto dal Gen. Micale il nuovo calendario storico dell’Arma dei Carabinieri 2020. Il c...

In the late 1960s and early ’70s, thefts from museums and archaeological sites were on the rise. In an effort to protect cultural property, nations convened and drafted the 1970 UNESCO Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property. A year prior, in anticipation of the...

È stata inaugurata ieri al Palazzo di Vetro, Sede centrale delle Nazioni Unite a New York, “Tesori ritrovati: l’arte di salvare l’arte”, la mostra sui capolavori d'arte ritrovati, in mezzo secolo di attività, dal nucleo Tutela Patrimonio Culturale dell'Arma dei Carabinieri. L’esposizione – aperta al pubblico fino al 17 gennaio – arriva all’Onu nel...

“Voglio ringraziare tutti voi per essere venuti stamattina; in particolare Mons. Hilary Franco Osservatore Permanente della Santa Sede alle Nazioni Unite. Oggi festeggiamo la Virgo Fidelis, patrona dell”Arma dei carabinieri, un incitamento alla fedelta’ di tutti I soldati che servono la patria ma soprattutto all’Arma dei Carabinieri, conosciuta com...

Cari Amici, this year, AIAE is proud to present for the first time during the Columbus Parade, on Fifth Ave. The Andrea Doria Lifeboat #1 & Bell will be exhibited. The Italian passenger liner Andrea Doria was one of the first liners built in Genova after World War 2 and was the pride of the Italian ship building industry. On July 25th 1956 the Andr...

Hundreds of people gathered Monday for the funeral of an Italian police officer stabbed to death in an alleged confrontation with two American teenagers that has sent shockwaves through the country. Grieving family, colleagues and friends filled a church in Somma Vesuviana, the hometown of officer Mario Rega Cerciello, 35, who suffered multiple kni...

A 19-year-old American tourist confessed to killing an Italian policeman in central Rome early Friday, according to reports. Carabinieri paramilitary officer Mario Cerciello Rega was stabbed eight times about 3 a.m. while investigating a reported robbery in Rome’s Prati neighborhood, according to Italian state media. Rega was responding to the supp...

Fanfara is synonym with feasts and joy, bright luminaries and special occasions. And indeed it does, because the Italian word fanfara comes from the French fanfare which originated from the onomatopoeic sounds of a brass band playing. Now, I don’t know whether I agree with our cousins the French’s idea, but the name turned our of be popular and stu...