List of Italian flags

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

National flags

FlagDateUseDescription
Flag of Italy.svg
1 January 1948National flagA vertical tricolour of green, white, and red (proportions 3:2).
Civil Ensign of Italy.svg
9 November 1947Civil ensignThe 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 2003State ensignThe flag of Italy with the State Emblem.
Naval Ensign of Italy.svg
9 November 1947Naval EnsignThe 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

FlagDateUseDescription
Flag of the President of Italy.svg
4 November 2000Standard of the President of ItalyA 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.
Flag of the President of Italy (1992–2000).svg
1992–2000Standard of the President of Italy
Flag of the President of Italy (1990–1992).svg
1990–1992Standard of the President of Italy
Flag of the President of Italy (1965–1990).svg
1965–1990Standard of the President of Italy
Substitute President standard of Italy.svg
Standard of a Substitute President of Italy
Flag of the Prime Minister of Italy.svg
17 July 2008Standard of the Prime Minister of ItalyA 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 flags

Pre-unitarian flags (until 1848)

FlagDateUseDescription
Flag of Most Serene Republic of Venice.svg
697–1797Flag of the Republic of VeniceRed field charged with a Lion of Saint Mark and 6 tails representing the original 6 Sestiere of Venice
Flag of the Republic of Amalfi.svg
958–1569Flag of the Republic of Amalfi
Flag of Genoa.svg
1005–1797Flag of the Republic of Genoa
Flag of the Republic of Pisa.svg
11th Century–1406Flag of the Republic of Pisa
Bandera de Siena.png
11th Century–1555Flag of the Republic of Siena
Flag of Florence.svg
1115–1532Flag of the Republic of FlorenceA white flag with a red Fleur-de-lis (symbol of Florence)
Medici Flag of Tuscany.png
1532–1569Flag of the Duchy of FlorenceA white flag with the Medici coat of arms
Flag of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany (1562-1737).svg
1569–1737Flag of the Grand Duchy of TuscanyA white flag displaying the Medici coat of arms with a Grand-ducal crown
Flag of Massa and Carrara.png
1473–1829Flag of the Duchy of Massa and CarraraA white flag displaying the Cybo-Malaspina coat of arms
Flag of the Duchy of Milan.png
1395–1535Flag of the Duchy of MilanFlag of the Duchy of Milan during Sforza rule
Mantua Flag 1575-1707 (new).svg
1530–1707Flag of the Duchy of MantuaFlag of the Duchy of Milan displaying the coat of arms of the House of Gonzaga
Flag of the Duchy of Parma.svg
1545–1731Flag of the Duchy of ParmaSix fleur-de-lis on a yellow field which is also the coat of arms of the House of Farnese
Ducado de Modena (antes de 1830).svg
1452–1830Flag of the Duchy of Modena and ReggioFlag displaying the coat of arms of the House of Este
Flag of Lucca.svg
1160–1805Flag of the Republic of Lucca
Bandiera del Regno di Sicilia 4.svg
1296–1816Flag of the Kingdom of SicilyA per saltire Aragon and Hohenstaufen flag
Flag of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies (1816).svg
1738–1860Flag of the Kingdom of the Two SiciliesA white flag with the Bourbon-Two Sicilies coat of arms
Flag of the Repubblica Transpadana.svg
1796–1802Flag of the Transpadane RepublicA tricolour flag
Flag of the Repubblica Cisalpina.svg
1797–1802Flag of the Cisalpine RepublicA tricolour flag
Flag of the Cispadane Republic.svg
1798–1802Flag of the Cispadane Republic
Etrurian Kingdom and War Flag with Great Royal Coat of Arms.svg
1801-1807Flag of the Kingdom of Etruria
Flag of the Italian Republic (1802).svg
1802–1805Flag of the Italian Republic
Flag of the Napoleonic Kingdom of Italy.svg
1805–1814Flag of the Kingdom of Italy
Flag of Rome.svg
?-1803Flag of RomeTwo red and yellow vertical stripes.
CoA Pontifical States 02.svg
1803-1808Flag of the Papal StatesRed field with Saint Peter's Keys in the center.
Flag of the Kingdom of Lombardy–Venetia.svg
1815-1866Flag of the Kingdom of Lombardy–Venetia

Unification and Kingdom of Italy

FlagDateUseDescription
Flag of Italy (1861–1946).svg
1848–1946Civil 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
1861–1946State flag of the Kingdom of Sardinia from 1848-1861 and from 1861 of the Kingdom of Italy and the Naval ensign of the Regia MarinaAn Italian tricolour with Savoy shield and Royal crown in the middle
Flag of Italy (1860).svg
1860–1946War flag of the Regio EsercitoA squared Italian tricolour with Savoy shield and simplified Royal crown in the middle
Naval jack of Italy (1879-ca. 1900).svg
1879–1900Naval jack of the Regia MarinaA squared Savoy shield with blue border
Naval jack of Italy (ca. 1900-1946).svg
1900–1946Naval jack of the Regia MarinaA rectangular Savoy shield with blue border
Royal Standard of Italy (1880–1946).svg
1880–1946Royal Standard of the King of Italy
Royal Standard of the Crown Prince of Italy (1880–1946).svg
1880–1946Royal Standard of the Prince of Piedmont
Flag of Prime Minister of Italy (1927-1943).svg
1927–1943Standard of the Head of Government and Duce of Fascism
Flag of Minister of Italy (1927-1943).svg
1927–1943Standard of a State Minister
Flag of State's Subsecretary of Italy (1927-1943).svg
1927–1943Standard of a State Subsecretary
Flag of the minister of the Regia Marina.svg
1927–1943Standard of the Minister of the Regia Marina
Flag of the minister of the Regia Aeronautica.svg
1927–1943Standard of the Minister of the Regia Aereonautica
Flag of viceroy of the Kingdom of Italy.svg
1936–1943Standard of the Viceroy of Italian East Africa
Flag of luogotenente generale in Albania of the Kingdom of Italy.svg
1939–1943Standard of the Lieutenant General of Albania
Flag of the Papal States (1808-1870).svg
1808-1870Flag of the Papal StatesTwo yellow and white vertical stripes.
Flag of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany (1848).gif
1848Flag of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany during the First Italian Independence WarThe 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
1848/1849Flag of the Kingdom of the Two SiciliesA white flag with Two Sicilies coat of arms, with red and green border
Flag of the Republic of Venice 1848–49.svg
1848–1849Flag of the Republic of San MarcoAn Italian tricolour with a white canton bearing the Lion of Saint Mark
Military flag of the Roman Republic (19th century).svg
1849War 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
1849–1860Flag of the Kingdom of the Two SiciliesA white flag with Two Sicilies coat of arms
Flag of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies (1860).svg
1860–1861Flag of the Kingdom of the Two SiciliesAn Italian tricolour with the arms of the King of the Two Sicilies in the center
Flag of Italy.svg
1943–1945Flag of the Italian Social RepublicPlain Italian tricolour
War flag of the Italian Social Republic.svg
1943–1945War flag of the Italian Social RepublicAn Italian tricolour with dark-grey eagle clutching a fasces in the center

Regional flags

References