Friday, 7 May 2010

Cover from Italy no. 6

Wow, another fabulous cover from Giovanni!!! 20 different stamps on the registered A4 envelope sent on 27 April 2010 from Via Rimini post office in Milan:

The blue 9-stamp sheet was issued on 8 February 2006 on the occasion of the Winter Olympic Games held in Turin on 10 - 26 February 2006. The stamps show abstract representations of various sports events.

Then there are 10 stamps from the great series called "Tourism" begun in 1974 and issued to these days. Here are the complete sets for 2002 - 2004.

The stamps for 2002 (issued on 23 March) present: Venaria Reale, in the Province of Turin, with its palace, one of the Residences of the Royal House of Savoy, included in the UNESCO Heritage List; San Gimignano, a walled medieval hill town in the Province of Siena, Tuscany, also included in the UNESCO Heritage List; Capo d'Orlando, in the Province of Messina, Sicily; and Sannicandro di Bari, a town in the Province of Bari, Puglia with the Hohenstaufen-Norman castle, located in the centre of the city.

The stamps for 2003 (issued on 5 April) present: Sestri Levante, a town in Province of Genoa, in Liguria, on the Italian Riviera; Procida, a narrow volcanic island and town in the Province of Naples in Campania; and Lanciano, a town in the province of Chieti, the Abruzzo Region, with the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Ponte.

The stamps for 2004 (issued on 10 April) present: Viterbo, an ancient city in the Lazio region of central Italy, the capital of the Province of Viterbo. with its historic center surrounded by medieval walls, still intact, built during the 11th and 12th centuries; Isole Egadi or Aegadian Isles in the Mediterranean Sea off the northwest coast of Sicily (Province of Trapani); and Vignola, a city in the Province of Modena (Emilia-Romagna).

Which is a genuine guide to Italy from the north to the south.

The last 1 euro stamp was issued on 9 September 2006 and shows the Italian flag and the Italian football team, the champions at the World Cup held in Germany.

Thank you very much, Giovanni! That's just great:-)

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