20 May 2014

#593 Mantua, Italy

Verona (Italian pronunciation: [veˈroːna]Venetian VeronaVeròna) is a city straddling the Adige river in Venetonorthern Italy, with approximately 265,000 inhabitants and one of the seven chef-lieus of the region. It is the second largest city municipality in the region and the third of northeast Italy. The metropolitan area of Verona covers an area of 1,426 km2 (550.58 sq mi) and has a population of 714,274 inhabitants. It is one of the main tourist destinations in northern Italy, owing to its artistic heritage, several annual fairs, shows, and operas, such as the lyrical season in the Arena, the ancient amphitheatre built by the Romans.

The city has been awarded World Heritage Site status by UNESCO because of its urban structure and architecture.

Date of Inscription on the List of UNESCO WHS: 2000

 Date of Issue: March 7, 2014 | Europa 2014 'National Music Instruments'
The € 0.70 stamp shows a trumpet; The stamp also mentions the caption “National musical instruments”. 
The designer inserted in the trumpet the reflection of the First Tower, one of the three “feathers” symbol of Mount Titano.


Thank you, Matteo !

Sent on: May 15, 2014
Received on: May 20, 2014

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