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[Summary]Italian Flag: What the Colors Mean & A Little History – Italy Travel Guide As a schoolkid in the United States, I distinctly remember learning precisely what all the symbolism of the U.S. flag meant – the stripes, the stars, and the colors. But for s

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Italian Flag: What the Colors Mean & A Little History – Italy Travel Guide

As a schoolkid in the United States, I distinctly remember learning precisely what all the symbolism of the U.S. flag meant – the stripes, the stars, and the colors. But for some reason, it didn’t occur to me until recently that there was probably similar meaning behind the design and the colors of the Italian flag. So, like a schoolkid once again, I did my homework – and here’s my report. (Plus a shiny apple for the teacher, just cuz I’m that kind of teacher’s pet.)

What do the colors of the Italian flag represent?

The colors of the Italian flag represent different concepts, depending on the interpretation. In one explanation, the green represents the plains and hills of Italy, the white represents the...

Flag of Italy

The flag of Italy (bandiera d'Italia, often referred to in Italian as il Tricolore [il trikoˈloːre]) is a tricolour featuring three equally sized vertical pales of green, white and red, with the green at the hoist side. Its current form has been in use since 18 June 1946 and was formally adopted on 1 January 1948.[1]

Italy Flag colors

The Italian flag : colors, facts and pictures

The Italian flag : colors, facts and pictures

The flag of Italy is full of symbolism.

Find out what the Italian flag looks like, what it means, and what facts on Italy it tells us about.

The Italian flag : colors.

Three colored or tri-color (in Italian, 'Il Tricolore'), its three vertical stripes are equally sized and its colors are green, white and red.

Italian Flag, Flag of Italy

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25 National Flags And Their Meanings

From the stripes and crosses of the Union Jack to the simple design of the French Tricolore these are 25 national flags and their meanings.

Flag of Italy

The first entity to use the Italian tricolor was the Cispadane Republic in 1797, which supplanted Milan after Napoleon's victorious army crossed Italy in 1796. The colors chosen by the Cispadane Republic were red and white, which were the colors of the recently-conquered flag of Milan; and green, which was the color of the uniform of the Milanese civic guard. During this time, many small French-proxy republics of Jacobin inspiration supplanted the ancient absolute Italian states and almost all, with variants of color, used flags characterized by three bands of equal size, clearly inspired by the French model of 1790.

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