The Venetian flag, sometimes called the Banner of St. Mark, identify and represents the story of a people, the Venetians; hardworking and honest: they speak the facts and numbers.
The Venetian has an ancient history originated almost 15 centuries ago and represents the symbol of the patron saint protector of the city and the Republic of Venice (San Marco). Queues are the 6 Sestrieri Venice.
The Venetian flag is not a political banner.
The Venetian flag if original, being by definition unique in the world, must necessarily be equipped with 6 fringes, always distinct, and never mistakenly depicted without being cut and independent .They have the function of preserving the full central part that in this way not It will be damaged by the wind. These end’, when consumed, can be stitched up. This was the practice of the entire navy and merchant of the Serenissima Republic of Venice (697-1797), the richest and most powerful in the world.
The Venetian flag has several versions, the most widespread, the Lion of St. Mark holds an open book bearing the inscription in Latin “Pax tibi Marce Evangelista Meus”.( May Peace Be With You Oh My Dear Evagengelist Mark ) . Less familiar is the flag where the lion holds the sword: this only on ships, is the flag of the navy in wartime, while the one with the closed book indicated conflicts between the Republic and the site where it is observed.
The winged lion with the open book is a recurring symbol and is still on the doors of the walled cities that were part of the Republic, besides of public and private buildings.
The flag of San Marco was posted in every province capital cities of the Republic of Venice, by the order of the Duke “Doge” , who arranged to be sent to every city supplicant, free and by Arsenal, a special pole, which was periodically replaced when damaged .
The community of Perast, at the Bay of Kotor (Montenegro today) was appointed by Venetian Senate as “Gonfaloniera army” .
For 377 years they guarded the banner that rarely arrived in Venice.
12 “gonfalonieri” protected the flag at the cost of death, 8 of them perished for it in 1571 during the victorious battle of Lepanto.
For the loyalty to this great Venetian Republic, today the Venetian flag is a majority recognized as a flag identity of an entire people and not only of one city, Venice, and each can detain and expose it with pride and without fear.
The Venetian flag is all and a flag of peace and righteousness.
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