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Pisa (Tuscany, Italy)

Città di Pisa

Last modified: 2016-06-03 by rob raeside
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The Flag

Plain red flag adopted in 1162 and 1166. It was used until 1406. The red flag with white cross is after 1482
Jaume Ollé, 31 October 1998

Pisa Commune, capital of Pisa province, Tuscany, 100.000 inh
Jarig Bakker, 11 September 1999

Above is the flag of Pisa as flown from the leaning tower .
André Serranho, 8 March 2001


The Gonfalone

image by Anto'nio Martins, 23 February 2002

It shows the same pattern as the city flag, the cross a bit stretched vertically to match the gonfalone. This includes also the lettering "PISA" on the dexter top.
Anto'nio Martins, 23 February 2002


Historical Flag

image by Anto'nio Martins, 23 February 2002

Plain red flag adopted in 1162 and 1166. It was used until 1406.
Jaume Ollé, 31 October 1998

See also: Tuscany - Historical Flags


Flag According to Book of all Kingdoms (late 14th Cent.)

image by Eugene Ipavec, 16 March 2010

The 27th flag mentioned and illustrated in the Book of All Kingdoms [e9s50] is attributed to Pisa. This as depicted in the 2005 Spanish illustrated transcription [e9s05], a plain red flag, shown in the ogival default shape of this source.
The anonymous author of [e9s50] describes the flag thusly: "El señor d’ella á por señales un pendón todo colorado" (And its lord has for sign a fully red pendon.).
António Martins-Tuválkin, 15 November 2007


Flag in Catalan Atlas (1375)

image by Tomislav Todorovic, 19 May 2016

In the Catalan Atlas [c2q75], Pisa is shown with a plain red flag, as described in the Book of All Kingdoms. The flag is rectangular, nearly square, with the ending in form of a rounded point with concave top and bottom edges, a form similar to that of many other flags from the same source. For unclear reasons, parts of Europe and Africa next to the right-hand edge of the third leaf of the Atlas (or sixth half-leaf, as is is now divided) are repeated along the left-hand edge of the fourth leaf (seventh half-leaf); this includes the northwestern part of Italy, so Pisa and its flag are shown twice on the map, but the flag shape is drawn as identically at both places as it was possible to do by hand, both times with the sinister hoist.

Sources:
[1] Catalan Atlas at Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catalan_Atlas
[2] Image of Catalan Atlas at Wikimedia Commons: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:1375_Atlas_Catalan_Abraham_Cresques.jpg
Tomislav Todorovic, 19 May 2016


Coat of Arms


image by André Serranho