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Alto Malcantone commune (Ticino canton, Switzerland)

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Alto Malcantone

[Flag of Alto Malcantone] image located by Martin Karner

On 14 March 2005 the new commune of Alto Malcantone was formed through the merger of Arosio, Breno, Fescoggia, Mugena and Vezio (see below).

The emblem of the new commune shows a leaf of the chestnut tree (castanea sativa), a tree which is very typical for Ticino. It is the only emblem in Ticino which only shows a leaf of that tree, in contrast to the depictions with whole trees or branches.

Arosio (until 13 March 2005)

[Flag of Arosio] image by Pascal Gross

Argent three rhododendron cinquefoils gules barbed and seeded proper.
Željko Heimer, 25 June 2003

The flowers on the flag of Arosio are from rhododendron (in Italian rosa delle Alpi, literally translated "rose from the Alps"). The name of the commune is probably derived from roseto (rose garden), rhododendrons being quite common in this area.
Pascal Gross, 24 June 2003

Breno (until 13 March 2005)

[Flag of Breno] image by Pascal Gross

The (quite stylized) tree on the flag of Breno is a chestnut-tree.
Pascal Gross, 27 June 2003

Fescoggia (until 13 March 2005)

[Flag of Fescoggia] image by Pascal Gross

Quartered gules and argent overall a plough counterchanged.
Željko Heimer, 5 July 2003

Mugena (until 13 March 2005)

[Flag of Mugena] image by Pascal Gross

Party per fess azure a mullet or and gules caducees also or and overall a fess argent.
Željko Heimer, 14 July 2003

Vezio (until 13 March 2005)

[Flag of Vezio] image by Pascal Gross

Azure a chevron inverterd or touching coupeaux vert.
Željko Heimer, 19 July 2003

The reversed chevron on the flag of Vezio alludes to the initial of its name, the mount of 3 coupeaux symbolizes Poncione di Breno, Tamaro and Gradicioli, three mountains encircling the village.
Pascal Gross, 17 July 2003