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Lavizzara commune (Ticino canton, Switzerland)

Last modified: 2024-02-10 by martin karner
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[Flag of Lavizzara] image located by Martin Karner

On 4 April 2004 the communes of Broglio, Brontallo, Fusio, Menzonio, Peccia and Prato-Sornico formed the new commune of Lavizzara (see below). It is named after its main valley.

The valley is represented by the green part of the emblem. Unfortunately the sky has been made white, which makes it difficult (and heraldically incorrect) to distinguish it from the likewise white top-triangle, which seems to symbolize the snow covered mountains. The six black rectangles obviously stand for the six old communes. (no regulation source was found)

Broglio (until 3 April 2004)

[Flag of Broglio] image by Pascal Gross

Argent a pot between two lions rampant reguardant and in chief a mullet of five and in base a fleur de lis all gules.
Željko Heimer, 14 January 2004

The lions on the flag of Broglio are holding a pot (in Italian "laveggio") which is taken from the old seal of the Lavizzara valley. The other symbols alludes to the 4 oldest families of the village: the lions the Coraggioni and Pometta, the star the Pescatore and the fleur de lis the Demaria families.
Pascal Gross, 13 January 2004

Brontallo (until 3 April 2004)

[Flag of Brontallo] image by Pascal Gross

Azure St. George armoured argent haloed and with a lace or stanging on a dragon vert langued gules piercing it.
Željko Heimer, 14 January 2004

St. George is the patron saint of the local curch.
Pascal Gross, 13 January 2004

See also:   Swiss flags with St. George and the Dragon

Fusio (until 3 April 2004)

[Flag of Fusio] image by Pascal Gross

Tierced argent a pot sable gules two nails or in saltire and or a tobacco plant issuant vert.
Željko Heimer, 15 January 2004

On the flag of Fusio we have from top to bottom: pot, nails and tobacco. The arms alludes to the families Chiodi (chiodo = nail) and Tabacchi (tabacco = tobacco), the pot (laveggio) being the main symbol of the Lavizzara valley.
Pascal Gross, 15 January 2004

Menzonio (until 3 April 2004)

[Flag of Menzonio] image by Pascal Gross

Azure St. Mary praying and crowned all argent haloed or issuant from a stump snagged and eradicated vert sprouting a branch with three leaves.
Željko Heimer, 18 January 2004

The flag of Menzonio comes from a local legend. Before that the seaways to California and Australia were open, the male youth of Menzonio, too numerous in comparison with the possibilities offered by the agriculture, emigrated to Rome. One day, a group of emigrants came back carrying an image of the Blessed Virgin kept in a casket. They stopped a few minutes to have a rest at the entry of the village leaving the casket on the stump of a cherry-tree. When they wanted to take back the casket containing the image, they had the surprise to notice that the casket has united with the cherry-tree, as if it was part of the stump.
Pascal Gross, 18 January 2004

Peccia (until 3 April 2004)

[Flag of Peccia] image by Pascal Gross

Argent a fir tree issuant from a mount vert.
Željko Heimer, 19 January 2004

Prato-Sornico (until 3 April 2004)

[Flag of Prato-Sornico] image by Pascal Gross

Argent in chief a cloth gules hanging from a sword azure fesswise point to dexter and in base a pot sable.
Željko Heimer, 19 January 2004

We have once again a pot, symbol of the Lavizzara valley, on the flag of Prato-Sornico. A pot also features on the flag of Fusio.
Pascal Gross, 19 January 2004