Thursday, 15 November 2012

Italia Tourism 2012.


In yearly, Italian Post issued a stamp series subject to the Italian tourism. On July 19, 2012, they issued a set of  five regular stamps in the “Il Turismo (Tourism) series, dedicated to: Baveno (VB), Montecassino (FR), Maiori (SA), Ustica (PA) and the historic ENIT poster.


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Baveno presented on stamp as  a landscape of this town where the colors of the mountains that surround the town are in harmony with those of the waters of Lake Maggiore .

Baveno is a town and comune in the province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, part of Piedmont, northern Italy. It is located on the west shore of Lago Maggiore, 13 miles North West of Arona by rail.

To the north-west are the famous red granite quarries and an  historic reach of villas and castles, built in the 19th century. Baveno was occupied in the pre-Roman Iron Age by the Lepontii, a tribe of the Ligures.
 
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Montecassino presented on stamp as a bird's-eye view of the architectural complex of the Abbey of Monte Cassino, Benedictine monastery founded around 529 by St. Benedict of Norcia.

It was the site of Battle of Monte Cassino in 1944. The site has been visited many times by the Popes and other senior clergy, including a visit by Pope Benedict XVI in May 2009. The monastery is one of the few remaining territorial abbeys within the Catholic Church.

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Maiori  is a town and comune on the Amalfi coast in the province of Salerno (Campania, Italy). It has been a popular tourist resort since Roman times, with the longest unbroken stretch of beach on the Amalfi coastline.

Maiori presented on stamp as a  the foreground a view of the town with the architectural complex of the Collegiate Church of Santa Maria a Mare and in the background a view of the Amalfi coast.
 
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Ustica presented on stamp as a view of the island with its picturesque village and harbor.

Ustica  is the name of a small island, about 9 km across, situated 52 km north of Capo Gallo, Italy in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Roughly 1,300 people live in the comune (municipality) of the same name. There is regular ferry service from the island to Palermo, Italy.


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This stamp presented on the Manifesto historical ENIT reproduces a copy of 1955.

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