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Inno di Mameli

By May 21, 2009

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The Italian national anthem was composed in 1847 by Goffredo Mameli. It was originally known as Il Canto degli Italiani (The Song of the Italians) but nowadays Italians usually call it l'Inno di Mameli (Mameli's Hymn). Other references include l'Inno Nazionale or Fratelli d'Italia (Brothers of Italy), from its opening line.


May 21, 2009 at 6:46 pm
(1) maelstrom74 says:

It is worth noting that the “leghisti” (members of the Lega Nord political party) reject the “Inno di Mameli” and prefer Verdi’s “Va’ pensiero”. They call it “Inno della Padania”, named after the fantastic place they live in.

July 8, 2009 at 12:51 am
(2) Franco says:

It is worth knowing that the “leghisti” are a bunch of racist clowns, basically the Italian version of a redneck.

January 28, 2012 at 2:23 pm
(3) liana says:

I agree with Franco, the “leghisti” are a bunch of stupid, bigot racists!!!
I grew up with the “Inno di Mameli” and at the time I really believed in the Italian people as an united entity.

January 28, 2012 at 10:37 pm
(4) Enzo says:

Can you post the words to the anthem in Italian or English ?

January 30, 2012 at 6:34 pm
(5) Friend of Italy says:

The anthem lyrics can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Il_Canto_degli_Italiani

January 31, 2012 at 10:46 am
(6) Michael says:

If you go to You Tube and type in “Italian National Anthem, you willsee several versions including an absolutely wonderful one of a young girl singing it at theopening of the Winter Olympics.

June 28, 2012 at 9:17 pm
(7) gino says:

these disparaging remarks on the Northern League make me more interested in hearing their message. with this kind of backlash, i think that perhaps they say things painful to one’s pride, and that possibly their words are twisted out of context.

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