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List of Italian flags

This is a list of flags used in Italy. For more information about the national flag, visit the article Flag of Italy.

National flags

Flag Date Use Description
1 January 1948 National flag A vertical tricolour of green, white, and red (proportions 3:2).
9 November 1947 Civil ensign The flag of Italy with a shield divided into four squares representing the four Maritime Republics: Venice (represented by the Lion of St. Mark, top left), Genoa (top right), Amalfi (bottom left), and Pisa (represented by their respective crosses). The ensign is similar to the one used by the Italian Navy, with the exception that the lion of Venice is carrying no sword, the emblem is not crowned, and the book of the Gospel is open.
24 October 2003 State ensign The flag of Italy with the State Emblem.
9 November 1947 Naval Ensign The flag of Italy with a naval crown and a shield divided into four squares representing the four Maritime Republics: Venice (represented by the lion, top left), Genoa (top right), Amalfi (bottom left), and Pisa (represented by their respective crosses).

Standards

Flag Date Use Description
4 November 2000 Standard of the President of Italy A squared blue flag, with in the middle the flag of the Napoleonic Republic of Italy, with the golden Emblem of Italy on the green square.
1992–2000 Standard of the President of Italy
1990–1992 Standard of the President of Italy
1965–1990 Standard of the President of Italy
Standard of a Substitute President of Italy
17 July 2008 Standard of the Prime Minister of Italy A squared blue flag with two golden lines and with the Emblem of Italy (in natural colours) in the middle.
Standard of the Minister of Defence
Standard of the Civil Authorities

Historical flags

Pre-unitarian flags (until 1848)

Flag Date Use Description
697–1797 Flag of the Republic of Venice Red field charged with a Lion of Saint Mark and 6 tails representing the original 6 Sestiere of Venice
958–1569 Flag of the Republic of Amalfi
1005–1797 Flag of the Republic of Genoa
11th Century–1406 Flag of the Republic of Pisa
11th Century–1555 Flag of the Republic of Siena
1115–1532 Flag of the Republic of Florence A white flag with a red Fleur-de-lis (symbol of Florence)
1160–1805 Flag of the Republic of Lucca
1532–1569 Flag of the Duchy of Florence A white flag with the Medici coat of arms
1569–1737 Flag of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany A white flag with the Medici coat of arms with a Grand-ducal crown
1738–1860 Flag of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies A white flag with Two Sicilies coat of arms
1796–1802 Flag of the Transpadane Republic An Italian tricolour
1797–1802 Flag of the Cisalpine Republic An Italian tricolour
1798–1802 Flag of the Cispadane Republic
1802–1805 Flag of the Italian Republic
1805–1814 Flag of the Kingdom of Italy
?-1803 Flag of the Papal States Red field with Saint Peter's Keys in the center.
1803-1808 Flag of the Papal States Two red and yellow vertical stripes.

Independence and Kingdom of Italy

Flag Date Use Description
1848–1946 Civil flag of the Kingdom of Sardinia from 1848-1861 and from 1861 of the Kingdom of Italy) An Italian tricolour with House of Savoy shield in the middle
1861–1946 State flag of the Kingdom of Sardinia from 1848-1861 and from 1861 of the Kingdom of Italy and the Naval ensign of the Regia Marina An Italian tricolour with Savoy shield and Royal crown in the middle
1860–1946 War flag of the Regio Esercito A squared Italian tricolour with Savoy shield and simplified Royal crown in the middle
1879–1900 Naval jack of the Regia Marina A squared Savoy shield with blue border
1900–1946 Naval jack of the Regia Marina A rectangular Savoy shield with blue border
1880–1946 Royal Standard of the King of Italy
1880–1946 Royal Standard of the Prince of Piedmont
1927–1943 Standard of the Head of Government and Duce of Fascism
1927–1943 Standard of a State Minister
1927–1943 Standard of a State Subsecretary
1927–1943 Standard of the Minister of the Regia Marina
1927–1943 Standard of the Minister of the Regia Aereonautica
1936–1943 Standard of the Viceroy of Italian East Africa
1939–1943 Standard of the Lieutenant General of Albania
1836?–1962? Flag of the Kingdom of Tavolara On a white field, a red shield with a distinctive golden six-pointed star, surmounted by a golden Tavolara crown
1808-1870 Flag of the Papal States Two yellow and white vertical stripes.
1848 Flag of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany during the First Italian Independence War The flag bears the coat of arms of the Habsburg-Lorraine family, decorated with Italian tricolours; note, however, that the coat of arms bears the red-white-red flag of Austria, the opponent of Italian unification.
1848/1849 Flag of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies A white flag with Two Sicilies coat of arms, with red and green border
1848–1849 Flag of the Republic of San Marco An Italian tricolour with a white canton bearing the Lion of Saint Mark
1849 War flag of the Roman Republic
The state flag had no letters.
An Italian tricolour with two "R" (Repubblica Romana) in the center
1849–1860 Flag of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies A white flag with Two Sicilies coat of arms
1860–1861 Flag of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies An Italian tricolour with the arms of the King of the Two Sicilies in the center
1943–1945 Flag of the Italian Social Republic Plain Italian tricolour
1943–1945 War flag of the Italian Social Republic An Italian tricolour with dark-grey eagle clutching a fasces in the center

Regional flags

References

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