"Come lo scoglio infrango, come l'onda travolgo"
The "Serenissima" Marines Regiment, located in Venice, is the unique light infantry of the Italian Army with amphibious capabilities.
Even if it is the most recent specialty of the Infantry, the marines remind the glorious "Fanti da Mar" of the "Serenissima" Republic of Venice inheriting from them the standards, the battle shout, the spirit and the temperament.
It is constituted by a regiment Command situated in MESTRE, a marine battalion with three rifle amphibious companies deployed in the operational environment of VENICE Lagoon, and an amphibious tactical supports company that operates at the base located on the isle of Vignole (VE). The "Serenissima" Marines Regiment has participated in operations of the Italian Army on the national territory and in several operational theatres abroad such as Kosovo, Bosnia, Iraq, Afghanistan and Lebanon.
Specialized in land combats and amphibious operations, the Marines are able to operate in particular contexts such as land, marine, lagoon and river environment.
The War Flag is awarded with a Golden Medal to the Army Valour, a Silver Medal to the Army Valour and a Silver Cross to the Army Merit.
The celebration of the Regiment is on 25th June, anniversary of the recognition to the Specialty (1984). The battle shout is "SAN MARCO!"