In case anyone wanted to see the image that makes up this blog’s banner, here it is! This is from when my grandfather was a Bersaglieri soldier for a couple years. In Italy, every man, once he turns 18, is required to be in the army for two years. Luckily, Papi was a part of it during peace-time, so he never had to go to war. He had all the training, though, and he was able to play the bugle and wear a fancy hat full of pheasant feathers!
Doesn’t he look spiffy?