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Breggia commune (Ticino canton, Switzerland)

Last modified: 2023-10-07 by martin karner
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[Flag of Breggia]       [CoA of Breggia] images located by Martin Karner

The new commune of Breggia was formed on 25 October 2009 through the merger of Bruzella, Cabbio, Caneggio, Morbio Superiore, Muggio
and Sagno (see below). It is named after the river which runs through its territory.

This emblem has a sympathetic concept, though also here we have some unheraldic elements. The background is a yellowish olive green
(The producer of the flag we show above was either not able or unwilling to reproduce this colour. He made it yellow, what makes it
heraldically correct, but not true to the coat of arms which is presented officially by the commune [see CoA above] and on which we have
to refer to). The botanical element is a branch of a chestnut tree, which is widespread in Ticino and was part of the population's regular diet
in earlier times. The number of the fruits and leaves indicates the number of fractions of Breggia, the former communes. The chestnut hulls
are coloured yellow (which can occur in the ripe stage in a certain degree), but stand out poorly from the background. The blue waves represent
the Breggia river. The waves are separated by unusual white lines (instead of black) and have different widths, both is heraldically incorrect. (source)

Bruzella (until 24 October 2009)

[Flag of Bruzella] image by Pascal Gross

Quartered: 1st Argent two pales azure, 2nd Gules a cross argent, 3rd Gules an oak branch with an acorn or in bend and 4th Bendy of six argent and azure.
Željko Heimer, 22 October 2003

Cabbio (until 24 October 2009)

[Flag of Cabbio] image by Pascal Gross

Azure a chveron argent between three mullets of five of the same and on a chief or an eagle displayed sable.
Željko Heimer, 22 October 2003

Caneggio (until 24 October 2009)

[Flag of Caneggio] image by Pascal Gross

Azure a brach's head couped argent.
Željko Heimer, 22 October 2003

The dog on the flag of Caneggio is a brach (in Italian bracco). The legend says that an impetuous partisan called Conte Cane took refuge in a cavern located in the mountains hanging over Caneggio, the name and arms of the village being derived from that legend.
Pascal Gross, 21 October 2003

Morbio Superiore (until 24 October 2009)

[Flag of Morbio Superiore] image by Pascal Gross

Gules two bars embowed in base and chause vert.
Željko Heimer, 25 October 2003

On the flag of Morbio Superiore, the two bridges are blazoned bowed fess (due fasce arcate). These two fesses symbolize the small antique bridge and the new big one, they remind of the two epochs in the life of this village.
Pascal Gross, 24 October 2003

Muggio (until 24 October 2009)

[Flag of Muggio] image by Pascal Gross

Argent a fess wavy argent between a maize cob or fesswise leaved vert and a bunch of grapes also or slipped and leaved also vert.
Željko Heimer, 25 October 2003

On the flag of Muggio, the wavy stripe symbolizes the river that flows in the valley which has given its name to the village. The maize cob and the bunch of grapes allude to the main cultures of the village.
Pascal Gross, 24 October 2003

Sagno (until 24 October 2009)

[Flag of Sagno] image by Pascal Gross

Per fess or an eagle displayed sable standing on coupeaxu vert and azure on a sword downpointing argent hilted and pommed or scales also or.
Željko Heimer, 26 October 2003

For Sagno, the eagle alludes to the geographical position of the village which is like an eyrie. The sword and scales are the attributes of St Michael, patron saint of the village.
Pascal Gross, 25 October 2003