Flag of Liguria
|Use||Civil and state flag|
|Adopted||7 July 1997|
|Design||A vertical tricolor of green, red and blue; charged with the coat of arms of Liguria.|
Symbolism[change | change source]
Each color has the following meaning:
- The green represents the Ligurian Alps and the Ligurian Apennines;
- The red represents the blood shed for Italian unification;
- The blue represents the Ligurian Sea.
At the center of the flag is the coat of arms of Liguria: a stylized caravel, symbolizing the maritime traditions of the region and its great navigators, positioned below the historical flag of the Republic of Genoa (the current flag of the modern-day city of Genoa). The four six-pointed stars imposed on the Genovese flag represent the four provinces of Liguria: the Province of Genoa, the Province of Imperia, the Province of La Spezia, and the Province of Savona.