Pinerolo Cavalry Museum

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Museo Storico dell'Arma di Cavalleria
Cavalry Museum
Pinerolo Cavalry Museum
place Via Giolitti 5, 10064 Pinerolo Coordinates: 44 ° 53 ′ 9 ″  N , 7 ° 20 ′ 7 ″  EWorld icon
History museum, technology museum
opening 1968
Lieutenant Colonel Paolo Caratori

The Cavalry Museum Pinerolo ( it. Museo Storico dell'Arma di Cavalleria , Eng. "Historical Museum of the Cavalry Troops") is a military museum of the Italian army . It is based in the northern Italian city of Pinerolo ( Piedmont ).


The museum comprises 33 halls on three floors with an exhibition area of ​​around 5000 square meters. The focus of the exhibition is on the history of the Piedmontese and Italian cavalry . There are also numerous exhibits from other countries. In addition to model horses , uniforms , standards , edged weapons , firearms and numerous souvenirs from various campaigns, armored vehicles with which the cavalry were equipped after 1945 can also be seen to a limited extent. The museum is not a tank museum in the strict sense. It has a military history library and a library specializing in horses .


The town of Pinerolo is considered to be the historical and cultural center of the Italian cavalry . The Army Riding School of the Kingdom of Sardinia-Piedmont , founded in Venaria Reale in 1823 , was relocated to Pinerolo in 1849, where it remained until 1943. Between 1900 and 1938 the armed forces of over 30 countries (including Germany and Austria) trained cavalry officers at the riding school in Pinerolo. Many graduates achieved very good results in equestrian sports , on which the international reputation of the school was largely based. Shortly before it was closed due to the war, it lost its importance due to the increasing motorization and mechanization of the land forces. The school was reopened in 1946 as the "Armored Cavalry School" in Tor di Quinto near Rome and then moved to Caserta , where it was called the "Armored Troop School". It has been based in Lecce since 1991 , where it has again taken on the old name of the “cavalry school”, which goes back to the school in Pinerolo, although it is in fact an armored troop school. In Montelibretti near Rome the cavalry school has a riding school, which is also in the tradition of the cavalry school of Pinerolo.

In Pinerolo, the cavalry museum was set up in the barracks of the original cavalry school on the initiative of the Italian Cavalry Association from 1961 and opened to the public in October 1968. Over the years it has received countless donations in kind, especially from former cavalry soldiers. It was also supported by the Nizza Cavalleria cavalry regiment , which was stationed in Pinerolo until 2013 and was long considered the " house regiment " of the Agnelli industrial family in Turin . The museum building is now owned by the City of Pinerolo. The museum itself is currently under a territorial command in Turin.

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