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BASSANO DEL GRAPPA

Region: Veneto
Province : Vicenza

Stemma di Bassano del Grappa

Official blazon

D'oro, alla torre quadra, all'antica, merlata alla ghibellina fondata sopra una base di tre gradini, sostenuta da due leoni affrontati, il tutto di rosso. Lo scudo sarà fregiato di corona a cinque fioroni visibili, o di città.

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on April 21, 1907.

The coat of arms dates back to 1259 when Bassano became independent from the "Signoria" (i. e. domination) of the Da Romano family. No arms are known before that date. The meaning of the tower and lions is not known. It has been stated that the tower represents the reconquered liberty and the two lions represent the citizens who had promised to defend it. Another theory is that the tower is the 41 meter high local tower, that still exists today. The two lions then represented the citeis of Vicenza and Padova fighting for the possession of the Bassano territory.

Stemma di Bassano del Grappa

The arms around 1550
Stemma di Bassano del Grappa

The arms in Stemmi delle principali città d'Italia. Milano (pre 1940)



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Literature : Anonymous : 500 Stemmi di comuni Italiani. Milano, 1940; Gian Luigi Azzalini