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Italian Unification Day in Venice

Tricolore t-shirts for Italy's Unification Day

ABOVE: Our favorite Unification Day tricolore: red, white, and green t-shirts pinned to an apartment balcony's railing.

Thursday, March 17 was Unification Day in Italy, and it it wasn't just any old date on a calendar. This year, Unification Day was declared a public holiday because it celebrated the 150th birthday of modern Italy.

The Italian tricolore has been displayed all over town this week, and not only in the form of flags: One creative apartment-dweller made a tricolore out of t-shirts, and in many cases, retailers came up with their own clever twists on the red, white, and green theme.

Here's a random selection of photos that we snapped while walking around Vnice over the last several days:

Tricolore on palazzo in cannaregio

Tricolore over canal


Tricolor Unification Day poster

Italian flags in Campo San Silvestro

Italian tricolor at the Accademia public toilets

Tricolor wristwatches in a San Marco shop window

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