Sunday, 3 October 2010


Giovanni sent me my fourth lighthouse postcard from Sardegna (Sardinia) island.
Cagliari is the capital of Sardinia and is the largest city on the island. It is a thriving and modern city located just a short distance from some of the most mesmerising beaches in Europe. Calamosca is a popular and fabulous beach in Cagliari and place of the traditional Faro di Sant'Elia (Sant’Elia Lighthouse). The 21 m (69 ft) round masonry tower painted with black and white horizontal bands is attached to a 2-story masonry keeper's house. It stands on a promontory on the southeast side of the city, at the end of the Via Faro. The lighthouse was built in 1860 near a late medieval watch tower.
Poste Italiane issued on June 21, 2008 a € 1.50 stamp celebrating Giacomo Puccini on the 150th anniversary of his birth. The stamp features a portrait of the composer Puccini, a treble clef and the title “La Bohème”, his famous opera in four acts first performed in 1896 in Turin.

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