‘Il Canto degli Italiani’: What the Italian national anthem means – and how to sing it

Jul 08, 2021 632

The Italian football team and its fans are known for belting out rousing renditions of the country’s national anthem before matches. But what exactly are they singing? Here’s how you can join in.  Il Canto degli Italiani (The Song of the Italians), is better known as Fratelli d’Italia (Brothers of Italy) after its opening line, or Inno di Mameli (Mameli’s Hymn) after its lyricist.

Whatever they call it, Italians have been singing this anthem for almost 75 years after the post-war government picked it in October 1946 for the new Republic. However, since they didn’t actually write it into law at the time, the song was only made Italy’s official national anthem four years ago.

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SOURCE: https://www.thelocal.it

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