Buona Festa del tricolore! 7 January is the anniversary of the Italian flag, known as the tricolore (tricolor) for its three bands of green, white, and red. Adopted in 1797 by the Cispadane Republic in northern Italy, the flag went through several iterations before arriving at its current form on 19 June 1946.

Modern flag of Italy

1797 flag of the Cispadane Republic

Florence, Palazzo Vecchio during the celebration of 40th anniversary of 1966 flood

Flag. Photo Jacopo Prisco

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