"Celeritate ac virtute"
The 7th Bersaglieri Regiment was constituted on 1st January 1871 in Verona (R.D. 13th November 1870) with the 8th (already decorated with a Bronze Medal to the Military Valour for the battle of Custoza in 1866), the 10th (already decorated with a Bronze Medal to the Military Valour for the battle of San Martino in 1859) and the 15th Battalions, coming from the 2nd Regiment, and the 11th Battalion coming from the 4th Regiment. In 1883 it maintained only three battalions, ceding the 15th. The Regiment contributed to form some Bersaglieri battalions for the campaign of Eritrea at first and for the campaign of Libya later. In 1910 it added the 7th cyclists Battalion among its components and in 1926 it became a cyclists regiment with two battalions.
It participated in the war of Africa in 1887-1888, in the Italian-Turkish war in 1911-1912 and in the First World War, always giving example of valour and deserving a Silver Medal to the Military Valour for the battle of Flondar – Jamiano.
In October 1915 the 10th Battalion, always included in the 7th Regiment, conquered the city of Bezzecca. Since 6th November 1916 the Regiment was incorporated in the 2nd Bersaglieri Brigade. On 22nd January 1939 it was assigned to the "Trento" Motorized Division. From 1941 to 1943 it participated in the campaign of Africa, often changed the dependency: from the "Trento" Division, dissolved on 25th November 1942, it passed to the 12th Army Corps, to the 90th German Light Division, to the "Pistoia" Division and to the "Centauro" Armoured Division during the Battle of Mareth, after the retreat of Tunisia.
For three times dissolved and then reconstituted, it deserved the citation on the War Bulletin n.736 and the Golden Medal to the Military Valour.
On 21st October 1975, with the constitution of the independent Bersaglieri battalions, the traditions and the Flag of the "Seventh" were entrusted to the 10th "Bezzecca" Bersaglieri Battalion.
On 21st October 1992 the "Seventh" was reconstituted in Bari, in the "Pinerolo" Brigade, including the 11th Bersaglieri Battalion that was later substituted by the 10th "Bezzecca" Bersaglieri Regiment. It was employed many times in operations for the public order in Puglia, Sicily and Sardinia, but also in important maneuvres abroad.