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Boston Celebrates 200 Years of Carabinieri


Italy’s Carabinieri are celebrating 200 years of history this year. The country’s military police has a long tradition of valor and courage, but has also been able to reach out to all corners of the globe and establish affiliated branches, like Boston’s Sezione Alberto Dalla Chiesa, founded in 2003. The Boston-based group held its 11th anniversary gala event on Sept. 7, celebrating the rich history of the armed forces. A special tribute was made to Carabiniere Scelto Francesco Moracci, a veteran who served in Iraq in 2004, as part of the Multinational Specialized Unit battalion under the Italian Joint Task ...

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MFA Boston Unveils Piero della Francesca Masterpiece ‘Senigallia Madonna’


On Sept. 13, Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts unveiled a single-work exhibition showcasing the rare Renaissance painting Senigallia Madonna, by Italian master Piero della Francesca. On loan from Italy, the work will be on view in the United States for the first time. Stolen in 1975, the tempera and oil on panel painting was recovered the following year by the Carabinieri Department for the Protection of Cultural Heritage (known as the Carabinieri Art Squad) — a branch of the Italian military police charged with combating theft, looting and illicit trade in works of art. Part of the MFA’s Visiting Masterpieces ...

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