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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.
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
The (quite stylized) tree on the flag of Breno is a chestnut-tree.
Pascal Gross, 27 June 2003
Quartered gules and argent overall a plough counterchanged.
Željko Heimer, 5 July 2003
Party per fess azure a mullet or and gules caducees also or and overall a fess argent.
Željko Heimer, 14 July 2003
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