Italy

The Italian flag, known as "Il Tricolore," features three vertical stripes in green, white, and red. This tricolor design symbolizes Italy's national identity, with interpretations linking the colors to the country's landscapes and history.

History

The Italian flag, often referred to as "Il Tricolore," was officially adopted on January 1, 1948, but its origins trace back to the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Inspired by the French Revolution's ideals, the tricolor design was first used by the Cisalpine Republic in 1797, which Napoleon had established in Northern Italy. The flag's three vertical bands of green, white, and red have various interpretations. While one common interpretation ties the green to Italy's plains, the white to the snowy Alps, and the red to the blood shed in the Wars of Italian Independence, another suggests that the colors were inspired by the uniforms of Milanese civic guards. Throughout the 19th century, as various Italian states pushed for unification, the tricolor became a symbol of the broader movement. By the time of Italy's unification in 1861, "Il Tricolore" had firmly established itself as the national flag.

Flag Colors

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