Meaning of Flag of Italy
What is the Flag of Italy:
The flag of Italy is one of the national symbols of the Italian Republic, and one of the most recognized internationally. It is popularly known by the citizens of this nation as “il tricolore”.
The Italian ensign is a flag formed by three vertical stripes of the same size, with the colors, from left to right, green, white and red, in a ratio of 2: 3.
This flag, as such, was officially adopted as a national symbol to identify this country in 1946, after the end of World War II, when the current Italian Republic was established.
The flag of Italy is very similar in design and colors to the flag of Mexico. However, these differ in proportion, since the Mexican flag has a 4: 7 and that of Italy 2: 3, and in the shield that the Mexican flag has in the white stripe.
National Flag Day in Italy is celebrated annually on January 7.
See also Flag of Mexico.
History of the Italian flag
The flag of Italy is inspired by the model of the flag of France, introduced by the revolution in Napoleon's times.
It was Napoleon who assigned a corps of volunteers of the Lombard Legion, in 1796, a banner in the current colors of the Italian flag.
This ensign would be adopted as the emblem of the Cisalpine Republic until its abolition, but it would reappear again during the five days of Milan.
It would be in 1848 when the Italian tricolor flag would officially become the Italian flag thanks to King Carlos Alberto de Savoya, who would have the shield of the Savoy house in the center of it. To this flag was added, in 1861, a royal crown on the Savoyard shield.
This model would remain in force for more than eighty years, until the final fall of the monarchy, which occurred in 1946, after the end of the Second World War. The design you are currently using does not have any shields or insignia.