has some great pictures of red flags going up in the town of Montepulciano in Italy where the courtyard scene for New Moon is being filmed. The town is getting ready to look like it's Saint Marcus Day.
" The red flags are because of the old district that is going to be used in the Piazza Grande shot. The production chose some of the districts in Montepulciano with red colors, the ones mainly used during the celebration.
In particular they chose the Voltaia district, asking them to participate as extras to the movie, in the mob, to show the feeling of an organized carnival, with flags and costumes really existing.
See more photos and a video here