The shield that today holds the Republic of Italy It is one created by Paolo Paschetto, after winning a contest called to create the official shield of the country. It is not really a shield but an emblem because it does not firmly follow the heraldic rules.
It is composed of a white five-pointed star, which sports a red border, representing Italy. The base of the drawing is located on a cogwheel that symbolizes work and progress. The whole set was enclosed in a double branch branch, representing strength, and an olive tree that contained peace.