Where does come from?
The Italian flag is a tricolor of green, white, and red, hence its Italian moniker as il Tricolore.
With its colors rooted in Milan, the flag was first flown in 1797 by the Cisalpine Republic, a northern Italian state under Napoleon. It was adopted as the Italian flag after the creation of the Italian Republic in 1948.
The flag debuted on emoji keyboards under Emoji 1.0 in 2015. Across platforms, the emoji displays the Italian flag, sometimes made to look like it’s waving. On older platforms that don’t support flag emoji, the flag for Italy emoji will displays as IT, the Italian country code.
Who uses ?
From texts to tweets, the flag for Italy is used for all things Italy in current events, including sports, politics, culture, and language.
— FIE (@FIE_fencing) May 6, 2018
As one of the most visited countries in the world (have you ever tried to see to the Vatican in the summer?), the flag for Italy emoji appears in many Instagram posts by travelers and tourists.
#View of #Siena #🇮🇹 . . . . #Italia #Italy #Italie #IgersItalia #IG_Italia #IG_Italy #InstagramItaly #WhatItalyIs #Italy_Vacations #visititaly #Italian_Places #Loves_Italia #Vivo_Italia #madeinitaly #Italia_Landscape #Italia_super_pics #italy_photolovers #Sienna #Tuscany #Europe_Vacations #ItalyILoveYou #IgersItaly #이탈리아 #イタリア #意大利 #Италия
The country of Italy has a profound historical and cultural legacy, from Ancient Rome, art, and architecture to pizza, pasta, and cappuccinos—and the flag for Italy emoji flies over all sorts of content that talks it. Especially food, lots and lots of food.
Home now from my first Italian Club board meeting. Spirited conversation ranging from strategic planning to pasta con aglia e olio. Mamma Mia!!🤦🏻♀️😂🇮🇹 pic.twitter.com/3Th1wFTkDY
— Toni (@ToniItalydancer) January 16, 2018
Outside of its use by Italians themselves, many Italian-Americans use the flag for Italy emoji to express pride in their heritage.