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Fanfara of the Besaglieri - Panza 2010

The remarkable band of the Italian army's Besaglieri corps were in the small village of Panza, just outside Forio - this Sunday (July 25th).

The band maintains the tradition of going everywhere at a fast jog rather than marching - even on Ischia, even in late July - and their uniform
for performances is topped off with the distinctive vaira.... wide-brimmed hats, decorated with black feathers from the capercaillie.

Inland Panza is always worth stopping in on, however there's no better time than when the Fanfara makes one of their fairly regular visits.....

Their visit was promoted by Panza's active local ProLoco... http://www.prolocopanzaischia.it/

If your computer has speakers, for a taste of their music, the website is definitely worth a visit
(even though it's all in Italian)..... http://www.bersaglieri.net