Italy National Flag
Our digitally printed Italy flags are made to a high quality, durable knitted polyester. Manufactured to the Flag Institute approved design, by us here in the UK. Each flag is hand finished with a double sewn hem for durability, and a headband, rope and toggle suitable for attachment to any standard flagpole.
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|Adopted||1st January 1948|
|Design||A green, white and red vertical tricolour flag.|
|Colours||PMS – Green: 17-6153 TC, White: 11 -0601 TC, Scarlet: 18-1662 TC
CMYK – Green: 100% Cyan, 0% Magenta, 100% Yellow, 45% Black; Red: 0% Cyan, 100% Magenta
100% Yellow, 0% Black
Before 1848 there were separate pre-unitary flags for each republic that made up Italy. The first Italian green-white-red tricolour appeared during the Napoleonic era with the Flag of the Cisalpine Republic in 1797. When Napoleon declared himself president of Italy in 1802 the first Italian Republic was founded. The flag became a square red field with a green square in a white diamond. This was soon changed to a rectangular flag with the a golden eagle at its centre when the Kingdom of Italy was born.
In 1841 the Italian people fought for their independence and by 1861 they won, taking the war flag of the Kingdom of Sardinia-Piedmont army as their Civil Flag and Ensign. This flag was to last until the creation of the Italian Socialist Republic in 1943. A variant / war flag of the Socialist Republic featured silver hawk clutching a scroll with the words ‘fasci littori’.
A revolution saw the end of Mussolini’s Fascist regime in 1945 and by 1948 the modern Italian tricolour was adopted as part of the new Italian Republic. The flag itself is identical to both the flag of the Italian Socialist Republic.
There are no conventions for flying the flag, however when displayed with other flags the Italian flag must be raised first and lowered last. Also on days of mourning it must be at half-mast and can have two black ribbons attached.
The Italian Ensigns
The State Ensign features the Italian green-white-red flag with the State Emblem in its centre.
The emblem features a five-spoke cogwheel behind a red-bordered five-pointed star. One the left hand side is an olive branch and at the right is an oak branch, they are bound by a red ribbon reading REPVBBLICA ITALIANA.
The Presidential Standard of Italy
Flags of the Regions of Italy
Each region of Italy has its own personal flag and Coat of Arms. Here are the current flags of the individual regions.
The Pre-Unitarian Flags of Italy
As mentioned in the Brief history of the Italian flag, before 1848 each region of Italy was its own republic, Duchy or Papal State with its own flag.
Here are the individual flags not shown in the brief history section in order of date founded.
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