When Charles VII of Bourbon king of Naples was recognized in 1738, he devoted himself, with a strong pressure to reform, the modernization of the state and armed forces, facilitating and favoring the inclusion of Italian public administration. Provincial regiments were born in 1743, only regular troops in the service, which, in intention, was to be of real schools of discipline and attachment to the state, these new departments were: the regiment Terra di Lavoro, captains, Principato Ultra, Principality Citra, Molise, Abruzzo Ultra Citra Abruzzo, Basilicata, Land of Otranto, Bari, Calabria Ultra, Calabria Citra, Val di Mazara, Val di Noto, Val Demone. The "Noto Valley" was formed in 1754, June 5, Colonel Prince Pietraperzia, consisted of a battalion of 43 men with ttredici companies for a total of 559 soldiers. For the troops were generally consistent with the form given in Spanish and European in general, a frock coat, a giamberghino, knee breeches closed, tie, shirt, leggings or tights and tall black felt hat with cockade scarlet color of the House of Bourbon, natural-colored leather equipment. Our gunner, the "Val di Noto", as a blue frock coat with white lapels and cuffs, giamberghino white, blue pants, tall white spats, cocked hat with scarlet and yellow ribbon. Given the characteristic uniformology of showing the same, with minor variations, can be painted in the distinctive colors of several regiments Neapolitans and foreigners, which refer to reference books.
Bibliography: "Divisas y Antiguedades - The Neapolitan army of Charles VII" - Military Review 1988
Historical research of Giuseppe Marseglia, sculpture by Maurizio Bruno
Paintig: D. Petrucci