Today is yet another post about cards that are new to my UNESCO collection. Today I have three views of fair Verona, Italy, sent by Postcrossing forum member Pinkbird.
Verona was inscribed on the UNESCO list for its plethora of well-preserved ancient and medieval buildings. On the first card you can see the Piazza delle Erbe, or market square, which in Roman times was used as the forum. Although it is obscured in the photo, the piazza is home to a famous fountain, built in 1368, that is topped with a Roman statue, the Madonna Verona, which dates to 380 CE.
In this picture you can see the Roman arena in Verona, which is one of the best preserved Roman arenas. It was built around 30 CE and originally held 25-30,000 spectators. Even today it hosts concerts and performances in the summer months. Next to the arena is the Palazzo Barbieri, constructed in the mid-19th century. The Palazzo is Verona’s town hall.
Finally, a card showing several views of Verona. Although Verona is famous as the setting of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, he wrote two other plays set in Verona: The Taming of the Shrew and Two Gentlemen of Verona.
Pinkbird sent the cards in an envelope, so there is only one stamp to show, but it is a nice one: