Azzurro is the national color of Italy. The blue color, together with the tricolor flag, is a symbol of Italy. Let’s take a deep dive into this gorgeous color blue and how it came to be the color of Italy.
The origins of the color date back to 1366, when Conte Verde, Amedeo VI of Savoy, displayed a large blue flag in tribute to the Madonna on his flagship, next to the banner of Savoy, while on a crusade organized by Pope Urbano V. He used that opportunity to proclaim “Azzurro” as the national color. From then, the military officers wore a blue-knotted sash or scarf. The blue sash is still worn by officers of the Italian armed forces during ceremonies. The Italian Presidential banner is bordered in Azzurro, too.
During the twentieth century, Azzurro was adopted as the official color of the athletic jerseys for national Italian teams. The only Italian sports team that doesn’t use a blue shirt for its national team is cycling. This year, the Azzurri were crowned as the new European Champions! This is the first time since 1968 that Italy has won the UEFA European Championship!
Our summer inspiration is blue! As you dine with us enjoy the blue reflection pool that takes you to Italy. Indulge in beautiful seafood dishes and cocktails inspired by travels to Europe when you join us.
As you look around you’ll see pops of blue all around you. Each season we’ll highlight a different color that has been incorporated throughout Mulino to make it one of the most authentic Italian restaurants you can find here in Raleigh!
Make your reservations today for an evening out with us! We ask that you take a good look around to see how the color Azzurro has shaped Mulino and its overall aesthetic. Share your favorite area of blue with us on social media or in the comments below.