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Florence (Tuscany, Italy)

Cittá di Firenze

Last modified: 2005-02-12 by dov gutterman
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by Roberto Breschi from CISV

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Florence Flag

From "The Encyclopedia of flags" by Alfred Znamierowski, 1999 [zna99]: 'The flag of Florence is taken from illustrations in the Cronaca del Sercambi (end of the 14th century).' Caption of the illustration: Civic banner of 14th century Florence.
Jarig Bakker, 23 December 1999

On the website of the new soccer team of Florence (<>), Italy, a municipal flag can be seen flying on top of the municipal stadium. See: <>. it is similar to the one above, but it includes very nice and distinctive red borders.
Jose C. Alegria, 8 January 2003

Florence Gonfalone

from <>, located by Dov Gutterman, 30 July 2002

There is a photo of the gonfalone at <>. It is a page of the Fiorentina website but this is the gonfalon of the city of Florence, dating from the end of the 11th century.
Jarig Bakker, 5 September 1999

From <>:
"The "Gonfalone" is a large flag which is kept inside Palazzo Vecchio -- Florence's City Hall -- that came to Philadelphia as part of a "ceremonial gift" on the occasion of Splendor of Florence and the renewing of the Sister City Pact between the two cities. When this flag travels -- only on official visits -- it is accompanied by five men in Renaissance costume (shown below) who also play instruments dating back to the period. "
Dov Gutterman, 15 August 2002

At <> there is a page about the Florence gonfannon. It says, i.a., that till 1251 the colors were inverted: white fleur-de-lis on red.
António Martins, 2 Febuary 2005

Flags in Use

Decorated Flag

My brother, Eli Gutterman, came from a visit in Tuscany with a photo taken in Florence of decorated flag of Florence.
Dov Gutterman, 22 October 2003

Flag at the City Hall

by Jorge Candeas, 31 May 2005

Above is the flag of Florence as flown from the Town Hall.
André Serranho, 8 March 2001

Florence Coat of Arms

by Andre' Serranho

Florence City Subdivisions

I located 20 flags at <>. Anyone recognizes them ?
Dov Gutterman, 21 March 1999

Those are flags of neighborhoods of Florence in the XIV century. I didn't understand it perfecly, but these flags seem to have had either military or sportive character.
Jorge Candeias, 21 March 1999

Those are the Florentine flags used in the medieval game of calcio.
Jarig Bakker, 16 December 1999

This site shows images of the flags. Each quarter is divided in four "zones", which is very fractal. Historical florentine flags existed not only for geographical entities but also fo socio-proffessional ones: The major and minor arts have their Coat of Arms at <> and at <> respectively. Their use in flags is shown at <>. Also the city administrative services and offices are represented by Coat of Arms and flags: The former at <> and the later at <>, shown in a flag-throwing routine.
António Martins, 2 Febuary 2005