These two guys in neat blue uniforms are Carabinieri, the national gendarmery. It doesn't happen every day to see them on horses, but here in Verona I have spotted them several times.
They are quite outstanding and as they pass they attract a lot of attention. I certainly wasn't alone to photograph them this morning as they stopped in Piazza Erbe and then kept on going, past the kiosks, towards Corso S. Anastasia.
Among the photos I took I chose this one because it shows a corner of Piazza Erbe which I have never featured before. You can see the Domus Mercatorum, (Home of the merchants), a medieval building (in 1210 it was built in wood, in 1301 it was built in stone, as you see it now). The building was of key importance in the development of the merchants corporations over the centuries.
There was a light fog this morning which made the buildings tops blur and dissolve...