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image from <www.waltellina.com>
The municipal flag of Albaredo per San Marco at <www.waltellina.com>:
Horizontally divided white over red, the municipal arms in the
centre (the red lower field neatly coinciding with the red
stripe) and the municipal name placed above the shield in small,
serifed black letters.
See also the description on the Communi Italiani website.
The text describes the upper parts of the shield as silver, the (visually) left one showing the Cippo Passo S. Marco and the (visually) right one a shepherds hut and fir tree: these images rendered in black; the lower half is red (surely not purple) with the [Venetian] yellow lion of St Mark, the book silver.
The flag is described, simply, as having white and red for colours.
Completely coloured rendering of the arms, possibly unofficial or al least not currently used: at <www.ngw.nl>.
This "Cippo" is a stone monument on the San Marco Pass (see at <www.vaol.it>).
Jan Mertens, 1 June 2009
There is a PDF
file concerning the gonfalon and the municipal flag:
Art. 3.4 mentions the gonfalon which may be displayed during "ceremonies and other public occasions".
Art. 3.5 describes the flag as "bearing the colours red and white.
The municipal flag is displayed every time the flags of the Italian Republic and the European Union are used."
From a further PDF file:
"Rules for the use of banner and coat of arms of Albaredo per San Marco. Approved by City Council at its meeting on 7 December 2007 by resolution No. 32
Article 1 1.
In execution of. 3, paragraph 6 of the statute, these rules concern the use of banner and emblem of the municipality of San Albaredo per San Marco.
Identification - location
1. The configuration of the banner is referred to in detail in art. 3 of the Municipal Statute.
2. The gonfalon is kept in the hall of the Municipal Council.
Display of the gonfalon
1. Outside the hall of the Municipal Council the gonfalon is displayed only at solemn ceremonies and when municipal officers participate.
2. This provision is in all cases subject to the rules which the Mayor from time to time and according to circumstances, will decide.
3. Notwithstanding the foregoing provision, the municipal Gonfalone is displayed, according to tradition, at the following ceremonies:
- Procession "Madonna di Montenero" (first Sunday in July)
- Procession of the Patron Saint of Albaredo per San Marco (S. Rocco, 16 August)
- Funeral of former Mayors
- Funeral of the Mayor, aldermen, and municipal councilors in office.
Ways and forms of display
1. During the display the gonfalon must always be accompanied by banner guards the number of which is determined in the following paragraphs, wearing full uniform, and usually belonging to the local police.
2. When the display is permanent two guards should be present for the duration, one at each side.
3. If the gonfalon is displayed at parades, there will be at least two guards.
4. When used at celebratory and commemorative events, including those of a local character, the gonfalon will be decorated with a tricolor scarf.
5. During funeral ceremonies,the tricolor scarf will be draped in mourning."
There are also some nice photos of flag throwing on the feast day of San Rocco (Saint Roch, Rochus) at <www.vallidelbitto.it>.
Jan Mertens, 3 June 2009