Italian National Anthem Lyrics

“Il Canto degli Italiani” is the national anthem of Italy and the Italian national anthem lyrics were written by Goffredo Mameli and the music to the Italian national anthem was composed by Michele Novaro.

The National Anthem Lyrics for Italy

“Il Canto degli Italiani” was officially adopted as the national anthem of Italy in the year of 1946.


Italian National Anthem Lyrics in Italian

1. Fratelli d’Italia
L’Italia s’è desta,
Dell’elmo di Scipio
S’è cinta la testa.
Dov’è la Vittoria?
Le porga la chioma,
Ché schiava di Roma
Iddio la creò

Fratelli d’Italia
L’Italia s’è desta,
Dell’elmo di Scipio
S’è cinta la testa.
Dov’è la Vittoria?
Le porga la chioma,
Ché schiava di Roma
Iddio la creò

Chorus:
Stringiamci a coorte
Siam pronti alla morte
Siam pronti alla morte
L’Italia chiamò.

Stringiamci a coorte
Siam pronti alla morte
Siam pronti alla morte
L’Italia chiamò! (Sì!)

2. Noi siamo da secoli
Calpesti, derisi,
Perché non siam popolo,
Perché siam divisi.
Raccolgaci un’unica
Bandiera, una speme:
Di fonderci insieme
Già l’ora suonò.

3. Uniamoci, amiamoci,
l’Unione, e l’amore
Rivelano ai Popoli
Le vie del Signore;
Giuriamo far libero
Il suolo natìo:
Uniti per Dio
Chi vincer ci può?

Chorus

4. Dall’Alpi a Sicilia
Dovunque è Legnano,
Ogn’uom di Ferruccio
Ha il core, ha la mano,
I bimbi d’Italia
Si chiaman Balilla,
Il suon d’ogni squilla
I Vespri suonò.

5. Son giunchi che piegano
Le spade vendute:
Già l’Aquila d’Austria
Le penne ha perdute.
Il sangue d’Italia,
Il sangue Polacco,
Bevé, col cosacco,
Ma il cor le bruciò.

Chorus

Italian National Anthem Lyrics Meaning in English

1. Italian Brothers,
Italy has awakened,
She has wreathed her head
With the helmet of Scipio.
Where is Victory?
She bows her head to you,
You, whom God created
As the slave of Rome.

Italian Brothers,
Italy has awakened,
She has wreathed her head
With the helmet of Scipio.
Where is Victory?
She bows her head to you,
You, whom God created
As the slave of Rome.

Chorus:
Let us band together,
We are ready to die,
We are ready to die,
Italy has called us.

Let us band together,
We are ready to die,
We are ready to die,
Italy has called us! (Yes!)

2. We were for centuries
Downtrodden and derided,
because we are not one people,
because we are divided.
Let one flag, one hope
gather us all.
The hour has struck
for us to join together.

3. Let us unite and love one another,
Union and love
Show the people
The way of the Lord.
Let us swear to free
Our native soil;
United under God,
Who can defeat us?

Chorus

4. From the Alps to Sicily,
Legnano is everywhere;
Every man has the heart
and hand of Ferruccio
The children of Italy
Are all called Balilla;
Every trumpet blast
sounds the Vespers.

5. Mercenary swords,
they’re feeble reeds.
The Austrian eagle
Has already lost its plumes.
The blood of Italy
and the Polish blood
It drank, along with the Cossack,
But it burned its heart.

Chorus
Italian National Anthem Lyrics

When is Italian National Anthem Played or Sung?

National anthem of Italy is normally played or sang throughout national holidays, particularly on the independence day celebrations in Italy. It is also performed during cultural and other celebrations in Italy, typically marking off the beginning or completion of such festivals.

National anthem of Italy is also frequently carried out in global sporting events, such as the Olympic Games as well school sport events.


What is the importance of Italian National Anthem in Italy?

The national anthem of Italy, like other national symbols of Italy, embodies the tradition, past history, and beliefs of Italy and its individuals. It helps stimulate sensations of patriotism among the Italian people and reminds them of their Italy’s magnificence, beauty, and rich heritage.

It also assists unify the residents of Italy by one single tune or music. During the performance of the Italian national anthem, residents of Italy, despite their ethnic distinctions, rise in unison and listen attentively or sing the song with fantastic enthusiasm.

Sports men and women from Italy also feel an excellent moment of delight when they receive a medal at a global sporting occasion while Italy’s national anthem is played in the background. It provides a sensation of having made their country proud. Students who listen to the national anthem of Italy in schools are taught to respect their nation and establish a spirit of unity amongst themselves.