|Memories of Sunny Italy|
8 x 10 oil painting
by Pat Fiorello
I googled "Why is the Italian flag is red and green?" and this is what I found from a site called the Veeno Company:
"There are a number of theories of why these three colours were used. Some believe that the green represents the country’s plains and the hills; white for the the snowy Alps; and red for the blood spilt in the Wars of Italian Independence. Another more religious interpretation is that the green represents hope, the white represents faith, and the red represents charity."
I prefer to believe it was inspired by the colors of geraniums and their leaves :)