Thursday, September 13, 2012

A postcard from Elba, Italy

“The Island of Elba, a green oasis within the Tuscan Archipelago, is an island of endless horizons: crystal clear water lapped by golden beaches, granite rocks standing out from the bush, stories of people blessed by the sun. Elba rewards you a variety of aspects all in one: its beaches and its cliffs, its winds, its land, its perfumes, its flavours, its hard working people, its hillside villages, and its terraces facing the sea are all but the start of a journey where you discover an island that will never disappoint you.”

The stamp is dedicated to the 400th anniversary of the Officina Profumo pharmacies. The stamp depicts the Sales Hall of Officina Profumo - Pharmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella in Florence, one of the oldest pharmacies still active, designed in neo-Gothic style.


lostforwords101 said...

My first knowledge of the island is from Dumas' Count of Monte Cristo. With this postcard, it's easier to imagine how it looks like!

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