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sun setting through the Italian Civil Ensign

The flag of Italy with a shield divided into four squares representing the four Maritime Republics of Italy: Venice (represented by the lion of St. Mark the Evangelist, top right), Genoa (top lkefy), 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.

    

Italian civil ensign

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Taken on August 3, 2012