Saturday, 24 March 2012



Italy is a very special country for me. At first, Croatia and Italy share the Adriatic Sea. Due to history circumstances, these two countries have a lot in common. Italian influence was pretty strong on the Croatian coastal towns in the past. In fact, the majority of the Croatian coastal towns used to be part of Italy till the end of WWII. In my hometown Rovinj we can also notice a lot of Italian influence.  Beside normal ones, we have Italian schools and Italian is the second official language. The Italian community is very strong here as well. Italian name for my hometown Rovinj is Rovigno.
Federica sent me this nice view of Sorrento.
Sorrento is a small town in Campania, southern Italy with some 16,500 inhabitants. It is a popular touristic destination which can be reached easily from Napels and Pompeis, as it lies at the south-eastern end of the Circumvesuvia rail line. The town overlooks the Bay of Naples as the key place of the Sorrentino Peninsula, and many viewpoints allow sight of Naples itself, Vesuvius and the Isle of Capri. It is also famous for the production of Limoncello, a liquer made from lemon rinds, as Federica says.

Federica also used this amazing mini- sheet.  It is from a serie of stamps issued for the 150th anniversary of the Italian unification.  Thank you, Federica!

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