The oldest military formation in the Republic, nominated in the statutes of 1295.
At present the Corps of Crossbowmen is made up of over 70 active members who participate each year in the numerous contests and exhibitions, both in San Marino and abroad. Their folkloristic activity is accompanied by a group of flag-wavers. The San Marino Federation of Crossbowmen also includes: the Musicians who accompany the processions or the contests, the Corteggio Storico (Historic Retinue – consisting of two gonfaloniers, the standard-bearers of the Castles, the distinguished gentlemen and ladies) and the Master Artisans (the makers of the crossbows).
Further information is available at the official site of the Federation (www.federazionebalestrieri.sm).