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by Zeljko Heimer, 5 Febuary 2001
Rovinj (Rovigno) uses white CoA with an unusual cross with the
vertical bar being slanted (so I guess better blazoning would be
Argent a bar and a bend sinistre Gules). I believe that this is
historically result of putting the normal cross on the oval 3D
shield, i.e. picturing such 3D shape in 2D surface -
"misinterpretation" (possibly intended to create
differentiation from many such CoA's) of that produced a bend
(sometimes obviously curved) instead of the vertical bar. Be it
as it like, the modern CoA of Rovinj is adopted as such, with
mural crown above. The flag (which I found on official homepages,
and I believe that it is ceremonial version rather then
"normal") is vertical blue with CoA flanked with golden
ornaments of oak and laurel leaves.
Zeljko Heimer, 1 March 1999
I located a photo of the flag of
Rovinj at: http://www.rovinj.hr/gr_2.htm
. CoA at: http://www.rovinj.hr/
Dov Gutterman , 11 April 1999
I believe that this flag is the ceremonial flag of the city
and that the "normal" one is without the ornament of
golden leaves. However, recently when I was in Rovinj, I could
not confirm it (i.e I have seen no flag). The coat of arms is
rather new (say around 1996, the flag is of the same date, I
guess) redention of the ancient coat of arms of the city.
Zeljko Heimer, 11 April 1999
I located a site in Italian (warning: very "heavy"
page) at http://digilander.libero.it/arupinum/stemmi.htm,
which is dedicated to the histoey of the CoA of Rovingo (today
Rovinj (Istria County, Croatia))
3 flags are there:
- Postcard with the old flag of the city with the subtitle in Italian:
"Questa bella cartolina di fine ottocento-inizi novecento, oltre al solito panorama di Rovigno, fornisce una esemplificazione della bandiera della cittā con stemma ".
- Gonfalone with the subtitle in Italian : "Il terzo č il Labaro della Cittā di Rovigno d'Istria in esilio, qui ripreso durante uno degli ultimi raduni degli esuli rovignesi tenutosi nella cittā d'origine"
- The flag on top (with no credit) with the subtitle: "Si veda anche il Labaro dell'attuale cittā di Rovigno"
Dov Gutterman, 25 July 2002
I suppose that the site is maintained by the organization of
the Italians that left Rovinj after the WWII and now live in
Italy. These (and other Italians that left Croatian coast then)
are known as Esuli (guess stems from Itailan word for 'exile').
Such organizations are mainly focused in preserving the cultural
heritage, but sometimes iridentistic and fascist ideologies
Zeljko Heimer, 26 July 2002
by Zeljko Heimer
The coat of arms of Rovinj is white with red cross, as it is
case of a number of Istrian cities. The characteristic of the
cross of Rovinj is it arched form, probably dervied from the
representations of the oval concave shield typical for Italian
heraldic influence. The modern reporesentation of the coat of
arms choose an other shield shape, and it have a civic (mural)
crown above it.