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by Dov Gutterman, 16 December 2002
I've seen the flag of Brescia in a place near Porta Trento, in the northern part of the center of the city. It's proportions are the same of the Italian flag, it's divided in two equal vertical parts. The part near the flagpole is white, and the other part is light blue. Here you can find a good example of that colour: <www.bresciacalcio.it> . The blue of the flag is only a bit lighter than the blue of the shield in the image in that page.
Guido Abate, 28 November 2002
In Italy a lot of times flags are used without coat of arms, also by Italian Public Administrations, above all for a cost problem... This doesn't mean that flags are not good or unofficial, because they are still considered official by people and public administrations. For example flag of my city (Brescia) is a bi-color white-blue flag, but there is also a version with a ramping lion, 'cause Brescia was nicknamed "Italy's Lion" or "Leonessa d'Italia" by the italian Poet Giosué Carducci for the braveness of its citizen that during 21-29 March 1849 made a rebellion against the Austrian domination with general Radetski... Citizen fought street by street and home by home with any weapon they could find. This is one of the most romantic, but dramatic moments of the Italian Risorgimento....
The flag is used in two differente versions. Normally, the division of blue and white is parallel to the longest side; so for gonfalone it is used in vertical position.
Paolo Zanzottera, 26 November 2004
by Roberto Breschi from CISV
Based on Vex. It., 1, 1976