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by Peter Orenski and Rob Raeside, 2 February 2004
Vinci - a commune in Florence Province, Tuscany.
Jarig Bakker, 6 February 2002
Celebrating the April 15 birthday of the great Leonardo, New
Milford, CT (USA), sister-city-in-the-making of the Comune di
Vinci, Italy, (website <www.comune.vinci.fi.it>
) is flying the one-year-old Vinci flag. Here's a photo of a unique flag
combination -USA-New Milford-Vinci flying from the flag pole in
front of Town Hall in NM. Mayor Bob Gambino himself helped Tom
Ruane raise the flag on April 12; it will keep flying for one
Monday, April 15, during a ceremony starting in Town hall at 12 noon, Mayor Gambino will present the yearly Leonardo da Vinci award for excellence in the arts to world-famous New Milford painter Woldemar Neufeld and to Diane Dubreuil, President of the Housatonic Art League - both awardees also will be celebrated for their dedicated work on behalf of our community.
Peter Orenski, 13 April 2002
Pantone color specs are: Red = 186; yellow = 116; blue = 287,
Flag ratio is 100:161.8, or the 'Perfect Ratio' in honor
of Leonardo. The design was derived from the arms of Vinci
by Roberto Breschi in 2000. A small illustration of the arms
is visible at <www.comune.vinci.fi.it>
under 'Museo' The top half of the flag illustrates the Castello dei Conti Guidi (ca. 1000) donated to the
Comune di Vinci in 1919 by the Guidi family to house the works of
Leonardo. The bottom half recalls the da Vinci family arms.
Flag was first flown in New Milford, CT. USA, on 15
April 2001, the 449th anniversary of Leonardo's birthday in
1452, and every year since on the same date.
Peter Orenski, 2 February 2004
from <www.radicedidue.com>, located by Dov Gutterman, 30 July 2002
See also <www.comune.vinci.fi.it>, located by Istvan Molnar