Il Canto degli Italiani

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Goffredo Mameli, author of the anthem

Il Canto degli Italiani (The Song of the Itlaians) also known as Inno di Mameli (Mameli's Hymne, from the name of the author) and Fratelli d'Italia (Borthers of Italy, from the incipit) is the Italian national anthem.

The text was written by Goffredo Mameli in the autumn of 1847 in Genoa when he was 20-years-old. The words were later set to music by Michele Novaro in the same year. The hymn was successful during the Risorgimento because hopes in the unification of the Italy. After the unification (1861), however, was adopted the Marcia Reale, Savoy's official anthem. Il Canto degli Italiani became anthem of Italy after 1946, when Italy became repubblic.

Lycris[change | edit source]

Italian lyrics
Fratelli d'Italia,
l'Italia s'è desta,
dell'elmo di Scipio
s'è cinta la testa.
Dov'è la Vittoria?
Le porga la chioma,
ché schiava di Roma
Iddio la creò.

Fratelli d'Italia,
l'Italia s'è desta,
dell'elmo di Scipio
s'è cinta la testa.
Dov'è la Vittoria?
Le porga la chioma,
ché schiava di Roma
Iddio la creò.

Stringiamci a coorte,
siam pronti alla morte.
Siam pronti alla morte,
l'Italia chiamò.
Stringiamci a coorte,
siam pronti alla morte.
Siam pronti alla morte,
l'Italia chiamò.
Sì!
English translation
Brothers of Italy,
Italy has awoken,
Bound Scipio's helmet
Upon her head.
Where is Victory?
Let her offer her locks to [Italy]
Slave of Rome
God created her.

Brothers of Italy,
Italy has awoken,
Bound Scipio's helmet
Upon her head.
Where is Victory?
Let her offer her locks to [Italy]
Slave of Rome
God created her.

Let us join in a cohort,
We are ready to die.
We are ready to die,
Italy has called.
Let us join in a cohort,
We are ready to die.
We are ready to die,
Italy has called.
Yes!