List of Italian flags

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

Flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Italy.svg 1 January 1948 National flag A vertical tricolour of green, white, and red (proportions 3:2).
Civil Ensign of Italy.svg 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.
State Ensign of Italy.svg 24 October 2003 State ensign The flag of Italy with the State Emblem.
Naval Ensign of Italy.svg 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[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Presidential flag of Italy.svg 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.
Presidential flag of Italy (mod.1992).svg 1992–2000 Standard of the President of Italy
Presidential flag of Italy (mod.1990).svg 1990–1992 Standard of the President of Italy
Presidential flag of Italy (mod.1965).svg 1965–1990 Standard of the President of Italy
Substitute President standard of Italy.svg Standard of a Substitute President of Italy
Flag of prime minister of Italy.svg 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.
Flag of the Italian Defence minister.svg Standard of the Minister of Defence
Flag of civil authority of Italy.svg Standard of the Civil Authorities

Historical[edit]

Pre-unitarian flags (until 1848)[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Most Serene Republic of Venice.svg 697–1797 Flag of the Republic of Venice
Flag of the Republic of Amalfi.svg 958–1569 Flag of the Republic of Amalfi
Flag of Genoa.svg 1005–1797 Flag of the Republic of Genoa
Flag of the Republic of Pisa.svg 11th Century–1406 Flag of the Republic of Pisa
Bandera de Siena.png 11th Century–1555 Flag of the Republic of Siena
Flag of Florence.svg 1115–1532 Flag of the Republic of Florence A white flag with a red Fleur-de-lis (symbol of Florence)
Flag of Lucca.svg 1160–1805 Flag of the Republic of Lucca
Medici Flag of Tuscany.png 1532–1569 Flag of the Duchy of Florence A white flag with the Medici coat of arms
Flag of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies (1816).svg 1738–1860 Flag of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies A white flag with Two Sicilies coat of arms
Flag of the Repubblica Transpadana.svg 1796–1802 Flag of the Transpadane Republic An Italian tricolour
Flag of the Repubblica Cisalpina.svg 1797–1802 Flag of the Cisalpine Republic An Italian tricolour
Flag of Repubblica Cispadana.jpg 1798–1802 Flag of the Cispadane Republic
Flag of the Italian Republic (1802).svg 1802–1805 Flag of the Italian Republic
Flag of the Napoleonic Kingdom of Italy.svg 1805–1814 Flag of the Kingdom of Italy
 ?-1803 Flag of the Papal States Red field with Saint Peter's Keys in the center.
Flag of the Papal States (pre 1808).svg 1803-1808 Flag of the Papal States Two red and yellow vertical stripes.

Independence and Kingdom of Italy[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg 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
Flag of Italy (1861-1946) crowned.svg 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
Flag of Italy (1860).svg 1860–1946 War flag of the Regio Esercito A squared Italian tricolour with Savoy shield and simplified Royal crown in the middle
Naval jack of Italy (1879-ca. 1900).svg 1879–1900 Naval jack of the Regia Marina A squared Savoy shield with blue border
Naval jack of Italy (ca. 1900-1946).svg 1900–1946 Naval jack of the Regia Marina A rectangular Savoy shield with blue border
Royal standard of Italy (1880 - 1946).svg 1880–1946 Royal Standard of the King of Italy
Standard of the Royal Prince of the Kingdom of Italy (1880 - 1946).svg 1880–1946 Royal Standard of the Prince of Piedmont
Flag of Prime Minister of Italy (1927-1943).svg 1927–1943 Standard of the Head of Government and Duce of Fascism
Flag of Minister of Italy (1927-1943).svg 1927–1943 Standard of a State Minister
Flag of State's Subsecretary of Italy (1927-1943).svg 1927–1943 Standard of a State Subsecretary
Flag of the minister of the Regia Marina.svg 1927–1943 Standard of the Minister of the Regia Marina
Flag of the minister of the Regia Aeronautica.svg 1927–1943 Standard of the Minister of the Regia Aereonautica
Flag of viceroy of the Kingdom of Italy.svg 1936–1943 Standard of the Viceroy of Italian East Africa
Flag of luogotenente generale in Albania of the Kingdom of Italy.svg 1939–1943 Standard of the Lieutenant General of Albania
Flag of Tavolara.gif 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
Flag of the Papal States (1808-1870).svg 1808-1870 Flag of the Papal States Two yellow and white vertical stripes.
Flag of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany (1848).gif 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.
Flag of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies (1848).svg 1848/1849 Flag of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies A white flag with Two Sicilies coat of arms, with red and green border
Flag of the Republic of Venice 1848–49.svg 1848–1849 Flag of the Republic of San Marco An Italian tricolour with a white canton bearing the Lion of Saint Mark
Military flag of the Roman Republic (19th century).svg 1849 War flag of the Roman Republic
The state flag had no letters.
An Italian tricolour with two "R" (Repubblica Romana) in the center
Flag of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies (1816).svg 1849–1860 Flag of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies A white flag with Two Sicilies coat of arms
Flag of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies (1860).svg 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
Flag of Italy.svg 1943–1945 Flag of the Italian Social Republic Plain Italian tricolour
War flag of the Italian Social Republic.svg 1943–1945 War flag of the Italian Social Republic An Italian tricolour with dark-grey eagle clutching a fasces in the center

Regions of Italy[edit]

References[edit]