272/366 •The Military Family

272/366 •The Military Family

So this is a sight you see quite often in Modena at the weekend. Parents visiting their son/daughter who is attending the Accademia Militare in the centre of Modena. Typically the course of study is two years after which the successful trainees can continue their training in either the military or police force. The must wear the outfit you see here (complete with dagger and briefcase) at all times in public, even when its 40 degrees, during the first year. They get to wear a suit and tie in the second year. Madness...