Carabiniere 1, big terracotta puppet made up of five articulated pieces decorated by hand (from the series The Adventures of Pinocchio). In Collodi’s fable, institutions are described with fervor. In 1882, when this story was written, the carabinieri weapon, although it had recently been institutionalized, was already strongly rooted in the Savoy society. In the relationship between Pinocchio and the carabinieri who will arrest him, we can see the adverse and Mazzinian line of the Florentine writer. This is also enhanced in Benigni’s Pinocchio, in which the weapon wears a uniform that looks rather like a gala dress.