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Cappello Alpino

Italy’s Alpini Corps: The Traditions Beyond the Feathered Cap

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The grey felt cap adorned with a black raven feather worn by old northern Italian men and some modern-day camouflaged troops is known as the Cappello Alpino.

This recognizable cap signifies that the wearer is or was a member of the Alpini, an elite corps of the Italian army that is most closely associated with World War I and is the oldest mountain infantry in the world.

Italy’s Alpini Corps: The Traditions Beyond the Feathered Cap

20 Things To Love About Italy: Abruzzo to Lombardy

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Part 1 of 20 Things We Love About Italy includes travel ideas for the regions of Abruzzo, Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Emilia Romagna, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Lazio, Le Marche, Liguria, and Lombardy.