Flag of Italy

Flag of Italy
Facts, history and meaning about the flag of Italy

Italy is located in Europe.

The official ISO 3166 code for Italy is:


The flag of Italy has three vertical bands in red, white and green, all at the same width.

The flag originates from different flags introduced by Napoleon in northern Italy in several smaller states during 1797. The flag's design is inspired by the French tricolor.

In 1861 Italy was united, leaving the flag's design and colors as they were. A small change, however, was made by introducing the weapon of the royal house Savoy in the central white field. When Italy then became a republic in 1946, the weapon was removed. The flag was officially adopted on June 18 of the same year.

It is not known for certain where the colors of Italy's flag originate. Rumor has it that the colors come from the citizens' militia in Milan. The uniforms used by the militia came in green and white with a few details in red.

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Coloring page for the flag of Italy. Print it and fill it with colors! Perfect entertainment for the kids or in school. The coloring page is a PDF-file that is ready to use in a printer.

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