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"La Domenica del Corriere"_23

11th June 1961 - The Bersaglieri fast jog pace parade.
Bersaglieri are the high-mobility light infantry corps of the Italian Army.
Cover by Walter Molino.
7th June 1901 - In Lodi (Lombardy, Northern Italy), the historical parade in honour of Bartolomeo Fanfulla, aka Fanfulla da Lodi, 16th Century soldier of fortune, knight and captain of a flag. On 13th February 1503, together with Ettore Fieramosca, he was one of the main protagonists of the disfida di Barletta (the challenge of Barletta, in Puglia, Southern Italy), in which 13 Italian knights won against the same number of French knights.
Cover by Achille Beltrame.
22nd December 1901 - The freshman feast in Ferrara (Emilia-Romagna, Northern Italy).
Cover by Achille Beltrame.
19th April 1928 - The Carnival parade in Viareggio (Tuscany, Central Italy).
The first Viareggio Carnival parade was held in 1873. (See next cover.)
Cover by Achille Beltrame.
5th March 1933 - The Carnival parade in Viareggio.
The 1930s parades are considered as the finest in the Viareggio Carnival parade history.
Cover by Achille Beltrame.
22nd October 1933 - The excavation of the ruined temple of Venus Genetrix (Venus goddess of motherhood and of domesticity), in the Forum Caesaris (Forum of Caesar) in Rome. Julius Caesar dedicated the temple to the goddess in 46 B.C..
Forum Caesaris is part of the Fora Imperatorum (in Italian: Fori Imperiali, Imperial Forums), the series of monumental public squares constructed in Rome between 46 B.C. and 113 A.D..
Cover by Achille Beltrame.
3rd September 1939 - Living chess game in Cortina d'Ampezzo (Veneto, Northern Italy).
Back cover by Achille Beltrame.
8th July 1945 - After the war, the bronze statue of Leone di San Marco (St. Mark's Lion), still without its wings, is brought back in the Piazzetta in Venice.
Piazzetta di San Marco (St. Mark Little Square) is an adjoining open space connecting the south side of Piazza San Marco (St. Mark Square) to the waterway of the lagoon. The construction of Piazza San Marco started in the 9th Century.
From May 1945 to March 1946, La Domenica del Corriere was given the name La Domenica degli Italiani (The Sunday of Italians).
Back cover by Rino Ferrari.
2nd October 1949 - The miracle of San Gennaro (Saint Januarius). Gennaro was a 4th Century Bishop of Naples, martyr Saint of the Roman Catholic and of the Eastern Orthodox Churches. He is believed to be beheaded in the course of the Emperor Diocletianus persecution. On 19th September (San Gennaro's feast day, remembering his martyrdom) and on two other dates in the year (16th December and the Saturday before the first Sunday in May), thousands people gather in the Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta (Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary, known as Cattedrale di San Gennaro) in Naples to witness the miracle of the liquefaction of his dried blood. The dried blood is stored in two hermetically sealed ampoules.
Cover by Walter Molino.
20th April 1952 - The genius of Leonardo. Cover for the 5th Centenary of the birth of Leonardo Da Vinci.
Cover by Walter Molino.
8th June 1952 - In Legnano (Lombardy, Northern Italy), historical parade celebrating the victory of Lega Lombarda (Lombard League) in the battle against Emperor Frederick I Hohenstaufen (known as Barbarossa, red beard) on 29th May 1176, that led to his definitive defeat. Lega Lombarda was formed by most of the cities of Northern Italy and it was backed by Pope Alexander III. In battle, Lega Lombarda used Carroccio, a four-wheeled war altar, mounting a large vexilium standard and drawn by oxen. In the battle of Legnano, Carroccio was defended by Compagnia della Morte (Company of Death), a cavalry unit of 900 men, commanded according to tradition by Guelph warrior Alberto da Giussano.
The historical reenactment of the battle of Legnano takes place in the last Sunday in May and it is followed by horse race Palio di Legnano. (Guelphs/Guelfi were the Middle Age Italian political part supporting the Pope, against Ghibellines/Ghibellini that supported the Holy Roman Emperor.)
Cover by Walter Molino.
4th April 1954 - In the course of their annual meeting, this year in Rome, two Alpini climb Colosseo.
Alpini are the elite mountain warfare military corps of the Italian Army.
Cover by Walter Molino.
28th October 1956 - The Carabinieri band marching along the Fifth Avenue in New York.
Arma dei Carabinieri is one of the four Italian Armed Forces and the national military police of Italy, policing both military and civilian populations.
Cover by Walter Molino.
18th August 1957 - Historical reenactment of the battle of Gavinana (Tuscany, Central Italy). On 3rd August 1530, the City of Florence, led by Florentine commissary Francesco Ferruccio (or Ferrucci), fought against the Imperial Army, led by Philibert de Châlon, Price of Orange, and its reinforcerments led by Italian mercenary Fabrizio Maramaldo. At first, Florentines drove back the Imperial Army and the Prince of Orange was shot to death, but the arrival of troops led by Maramaldo caused the defeat of the Republic of Florence. Wounded and captured, Ferruccio was executed by Maramaldo himself. Ferruccio's last words to his murderer were: Vile, tu uccidi un uomo morto! (Coward, you kill a dead man!). In Italian, maramaldo is used to denote a wicked person.
Celebrazioni Ferrucciane (Celebrations of Ferruccio) take place in the first week-end in August.
Cover by Walter Molino.
19th April 1959 - The 3rd Centenary of Granatieri di Sardegna (Grenadiers of Sardinia), established on 18th April 1659 as Guardie (Guards) by Carlo Emanuele II, Duca di Savoia (Duke of Savoy).
Granatieri di Sardegna is a mechanized infantry brigade of the Italian Army and one of the guard regiments of the Italian President.
Cover by Walter Molino.
3rd June 1961 - In Sassari (Sardinia, Southern Italy), the Cavalcata Sarda (Sardinian Ride), in which the ancient costumes of Sardinia are shown by locals on march, on horses and on traccas (regional chariots). Although the Cavalcata Sarda dates back to 1711, the current parade was held for the first time in 1899, in honour of King of Italy Umberto I di Savoia and Queen consort Margherita.
The Cavalcata Sarda takes place in the last but one Sunday in May.
Cover by Walter Molino.
Selected covers of Italian weekly newsmagazine La Domenica del Corriere.

Italian Peculiarities.


La Domenica del Corriere (The Sunday of Corriere) was a weekly newsmagazine whose first issue was published on 8th January 1899. Its name was after the eminent Milan newspaper Corriere della Sera (The courier of the evening). La Domenica del Corriere was the most popular Italian newsmagazine fromits beginning to the 1960s.
Above: cover of the first issue, by Achille Beltrame, about a dramatic snow storm in Montenegro.


Achille Beltrame

Walter Molino
Italian graphics and painters Achille Beltrame (until the 1930s) and Walter Molino (from the late 1940s to 1968) were the most popular authors of covers for La Domenica del Corriere.


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