What Is Italy's National Motto?

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Yo Kass Profile
Yo Kass answered

Just checked out the Italian Wikipedia page about national mottos (Motti Nazionali) and Italy's is listed as:

"Per l'onore d'Italia" which means: For the honour of Italy!

It's also interesting that this is the motto for the REPUBLIC of Italy.

This is because Italy used to be a monarchy not to long ago, and the same Wikipedia page lists the Kingdom of Italy as having the motto "FERT" which is an accronym that stands for "Fortitudo Eius Rhodum Tenuit".

What does that mean? Well, it's a Latin phrase that roughly translates into "Her strength, I will protect/preserve"

To be honest though, both expressions are pretty archaic and hardly ever used. Ask the average Italian what the national motto is, and I'd be surprised if they knew what to say...

Shane Filomena Profile
Shane Filomena answered
The Italian Republic does not have an official motto, but it does have
a common phrase: "L'Italia è una Repubblica democratica, fondata sul
lavoro" (Italy is a democratic Republic, founded on labor).
Steve Robinson Profile
Steve Robinson answered
In World War 2, it was "Droppa your rifles and runna away as fasta as you can"!  Except for their anti-tank gunners... My uncle fought in North Africa and had a lot of respect for them.

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