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"Number of Order 11996/ The President of the Republic/ Head of the Order of Vittorio Veneto/ on proposal of the Minister of Defence/ with Decree dated 16.06.1973/ has conferred the honour of/ Knight /of the Order of Vittorio Veneto/ on Mr. Arnolfo Mugnai /in accordance with Art. 4 of the Law No. 263 of 18 March 1968 in recognition of/ merit for combat, with right to bear the relative insignia/ Rome, 16.06.1973/ (Signed) the President of the Council of the Order."

There are five orders of knighthood awarded in recognition of service to the Italian Republic. The former Royal House of Savoy also continue to award knighthoods in three orders of chivalry previously recognised by the Kingdom of Italy. The degrees of knighthood, not all of which apply to all orders, are Knight, Officer, Commander, Grand Officer, Knight Grand Cross and Knight Grand Cross with cordon. Italian citizens may not use in the territory of the Republic honours or distinctions conferred on them by non-national orders or foreign states, unless authorised by decree of the President of the Council of Ministers. The use of awards of the Holy See, including the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre, is subject to permission, while the use of those of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta is unregulated. The Order of Merit of the Italian Republic effectively replaced as national orders the Supreme Order of the Most Holy Annunciation, the Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus and the Order of the Crown of Italy. (Full list...)