Sun of the Alps

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Sun of the Alps

The Sun of the Alps (Italian Sole delle Alpi) is a round ornament consisting of six petals surrounded by a ring touching the outer tips of the petals which usually has a thickness similar to the width of the petals. Since the 1990s, a green colored version is used as a political symbol by separatists in the northern part of Italy (see Padanian nationalism), who made this name popular as this region is located south of the Alps.[1] It resembles a pattern often found in that area on buildings.[2]


  1. ^ "Il significato del simbolo del Sole delle Alpi" (in Italian). Lega Nord. Retrieved December 1, 2014. 
  2. ^ Ivano Dorboló (June 6, 2010). "The church of S.Egidio and the Sun of the Alps symbol". Storia di Confine – Valli di Natisone. Retrieved November 9, 2015.