I was recently in the town of Levanto on the Italian coast between Genoa and La Spezia, when I noticed, flying above an apartment building, a Union Jack. The red and blue sections were replaced with black. Otherwise it was exactly the same as the British flag, flying upside down*. (see picture).
I asked a local person if they knew anything about why such a flag should be flying. They didn't, but speculated that it may have been put there by a supporter of the Juventus football team, whose colours are black and white. But as for why it was in the form of the Union Jack remains a mystery.
Does anyone have any ideas?
- My apologies for the earlier incorrect statement that the flag was the right way up.