Celebrating the Italian tricolore flag, after 219 years

Celebrating the Italian tricolore flag, after 219 years

The Italian flag celebrated today in Reggio Emilia

January 7 is the National Day of the Flag and this year Italy celebrates the 219th anniversary of the birth of the First Tricolore, was invented in the city of Reggio Emilia in 1797, as the flag of the Republic Cispadana. That day, the representatives of four cities (Reggio Emilia, Modena, Bologna and Ferrara) proclaimed the tricolour flag with red, white and green colours the flag of the Republic as Cispadana, the new state arose under the protection of French arms.
 
The historic meeting took place inside the Town Hall in the large room that, to a design by Lodovico Bolognini, was built between 1772 and 1787 to house the general store of the Duchy. The room was called later the Hall of Congress and then Sala del Tricolore and is now home to the City Council and the most important institutional events in the city.
 
To document the historical and political context in which it appears the birth of our flag, the adjacent room to the historic hall, is now the Museo del Tricolore.

Receive More Stories Like This In Your Inbox

SPONSORED

Recommended

From the Romans to Murano: the colorful world of murina glass as you have never seen it

The purity and beauty of Venetian glass is known worldwide: a precious and ancient tradition that speaks of quality, beauty, elegance and creativity...

Carretti Siciliani: the young faces of an ancient tradition

I think that speaking with an artist is always, always an honor. And for this reason, I was truly delighted and — I must admit — quite excited, by...

Tradition gets “insta-famous:” the curious story of Barni

We of L’Italo-Americano are great supporters of traditional knowledge and heritage, and it really couldn’t be any different. For Italian-Americans ,...
The Staff of the Italian Consulate joined Consul General, Lorenzo Ortona, and his wife Sheila for a group photo. Ph Credits Emanuela Quaglia

From Festa della Repubblica to Matera European Capital of Culture

For the 73rd time in their history, Italy and Italians celebrated the Festa della Repubblica , with events across the globe aiming to underline the...

Games of Ancient Rome

I Play is the only way the highest intelligence of humankind can unfold.” - Joseph Chilton Pearce Humans have been playing games forever. Even...

Weekly in Italian

Recent Issues