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Bandiere Storiche (Italy)

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Association Name: Bandiere Storiche
Officers: President: Flavio Livio Marchetto,
Type: Association
Territory: Italy
Established: April 2008
FIAV Member since: August 2013 (Full Member)
Flag: Ratio 2:3, the hoist two-thirds a red Saint Galdino della Sala's cross on white with a red border, the fly third six horizontal stripes blue-yellow-red-blue-yellow-red.


Contact Information
Mailing Address: Other Communication:
Centro Italiano Studi Vessillologici (CISV)
Associazione Bandiere Storiche ONLUS
20021 BOLLATE (MI)
Tel. +39 347 8920754 Italy


Links to journals lists articles from this source (if present) by bibliographic code, not by title or content.
Name Language Frequency Period ISSN
Vexilla Italica Italian   1974-  


The flag was designed by resorting to the symbols of our past.
The white cross stands on a field of red: these two colours are by far the most common in the history of our country.
The particular shape of the cross is taken from the first flag of Milan, known from San Galdino della Sala, the archbishop of Milan in 1167.
The red edge is found in heraldry and highlights our roots so deep that comes from the Middle Ages.
The square area, and the tails are a colorful medieval flavour: the tails are six in number and repeat the tri-color blue-yellow-red, to include governmental entities, protagonists of other colors such as Venice (yellow-red-blue) Verona ( blue-yellow) Bergamo (yellow-red) and Turin (blue-yellow).

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Bandiere Storiche ("Historical Flags") is a cultural non-profit organization, established in April 2008 with the aim to bring out, through the colors of the flag and coat of arms, a world of forgotten values. The flag is a symbol full of meaning with immediacy that expresses a message, a story, a people. One of the aims of our association is to disseminate an educational alternative for children and adults to rediscover their roots, enriching the story with legends and curiosities. Knowing the past is to live with more awareness of the present.
Our activities are numerous and intend to involve citizens and institutions in order to create moments of aggregation, integration and growth. In addition to creating art laboratories and teaching lessons (schools, colleges and universities of the third age), Bandiere Storiche deals with the organization of guided tours of cities and monuments, museums, events, exhibitions, conferences and international projects in Europe. In 2011 we became members of CISV (Italian Centre for Studies Vessillologici) and 2013 members FIAV (Fédération Internationale des Associations Vexillologiques) where we have been internationally recognized for our activities in the area.

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