Wednesday, 17 November 2010
Cover from Italy no. 11
The latest cover from the great Giovanni, with a miniature sheet issued on 8 May 2004, showing Castel del Monte in the Province of L'Aquila in Abruzzo, and a herd of sheep, and a map connecting L'Aquila and Foggia, two points on the Tratturo Magno, the longest path in Italy used for transferring cattle or sheep from one pasture to another. Besides the sheet, the cover bears a special postmark used in Marsure (Provincia di Pordenone) on 8 September 2010, showing the sanctuary of Madonna del Monte commemmorated on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the Apparition of the Virgin Mary. Grazie, Giovanni!!!