Flag of Italy
Adopted June 18, 1946
Designed by (unknown, based on original design by Napoleon)[1]
Proportions 2:3[2]

The flag of Italy is an equal vertical tricolour of red, white, and green. It was originally the flag of the Cisalpine Republic, a sister republic to France which was located in Northern Italy.


Green is rumored to be Napoleon's favourite colour. The flag's design was based on the flag of neighboring France.

The flag's colors are borrowed from the Italian coat of arms.


  • Green, white, and red
    • Verde, bianco e rosso


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