Sunday, 3 October 2010

LIGHTHOUSE POSTCARD FROM ITALY

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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