Italian Coats of Arms

A large part of the arms are scanned from a book dating from 1940. It is thus likely that some arms have changed since.

© Ralf Hartemink, 1997, 1998. This site was made possible by the Bank Nederlandse Gemeenten, Den Haag, The Netherlands


Italy has no National Arms, but uses this logo as National Symbol:

Italian Civic Arms

Origin/Meaning: The arms show the cross of St. George, the patron saint of the city and have been used since the early Middle Ages. The coulors are of unknown origin.

Literature : Louda, J. European civic coats of arms. London, 1966.

Italian Civic Arms

Origin/Meaning: Unfortunately I have no information on the meaning or background of these arms. Any information is welcome!

Literature: Anonymous : 500 Stemmi di comuni Italiani. Milano, 1940.