The Song of the Italians (Il Canto degli Italiani)

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"Il Canto degli Italiani" (, "The Song of the Italians") is the Italian national anthem. It is best known among Italians as "Inno di Mameli" (, "Mameli's Hymn"), after the author of the lyrics, or "Fratelli d'Italia" (, "Brothers of Italy"), from its opening line. The words were written in the autumn of 1847 in Genoa, by the then 20-year-old student and patriot Goffredo Mameli. Two months later, they were set to music in Turin by another Genoese, Michele Novaro. The hymn enjoyed widespread popularity throughout the period of the Risorgimento and in the following decades. Nevertheless, after the Italian Unification in 1861, the adopted national anthem was the "Marcia Reale" (Royal March), the official hymn of the House of Savoy composed in 1831 by order of Carlo Alberto di Savoia. After the Second World War, Italy became a republic, and on 12 October 1946, "Il Canto degli Italiani" was provisionally chosen as the country's new national anthem. This choice was made official in law only on 23 November 2012.
The above text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License ( creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ ). It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Il Canto degli Italiani" ( en.wikipedia.org/ ... iki/Il_Canto_degli_Italiani ).

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