Sala del Tricolore (Reggio Emilia)

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Sala del Tricolore.

The Sala del Tricolore (Italian for "Room of the Tricolor") is an historical hall, currently the council chamber of the comune of Reggio Emilia, northern Italy. Designed by the architect Lodovico Bolognini, as the archive of the ducal family of Este, it is mostly known in connection with the creation of the Italian tricolor, from which it takes its name.

On December 27, 1796 the hall hosted the congress of delegates from Reggio, Modena, Bologna and Ferrara who, after proclaiming the Repubblica Cispadana, adopted on January 7, 1797 a horizontal tricolor of green, white and red (with red at the top) which is considered the first Italian tricolor. It currently hosts the Municipality of Reggio Emilia and the presentation of prizes and main events to citizens and the city. On March 16, 2015 the "Sala del Tricolore" hosted an important young political event for Emilia-Romagna and the city: the opening ceremony of the XV Regional Session of the Model European Parliament, hosting delegations from the host city, Ferrara, Mirandola, Modena, Carpi, Cento and Prato; the mayor Luca Vecchi, the MEP president Andrea Russo and other autorities opened the session to a full Sala del Tricolore.

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