The Medal for Military Valour (Medaglia al Valore Militare) was instituted by King Carlo Alberto of Sardinia in 1833.
Three; Gold (d'Oro), Silver (d'Argento)
and Bronze (di Bronzo).
During World War I, the Medal for Military Valor was awarded to military personnel for exceptional valor in combat. For each subsequent act of valor, the recipient was awarded a bar in the corresponding class.