2013 RENAISSANCE WALLS OF LUCCA MAXIMUM CARD

$9.00

Country: ITALY

Condition: 2013 RENAISSANCE WALLS OF LUCCA MAXIMUM CARD

Item Id #: 10652

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Description

On 30 November 2013, Italy issued a 0.70 euro stamp depicting a 1700s map of the remarkably well preserved Renaissance Walls of Lucca. The stamp is part of a series highlighting the Italian cultural and artistic heritage. The Walls are the most imposing city fortifications in Europe. Work on the Walls was commissioned in various stages during the 1540s and 1550s. The four-kilometer Walls were built as a deterrent to Florence and other super-powers of the time.
The Walls include six gates and eleven ramparts; on the Walls, now used as a recreational walk, there are several buildings once used as defence structures, today operating as bars, restaurants, and clubs. The Walls are a great stroll with vistas of most historic buildings and churches and other splendid examples of Lucca’s medieval and Renaissance architecture.
Pictured here is a Maximum Card with the special stamp issued by Italian Posts cancelled by a first day of issue matching pictorial postmark.

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