Italy - Holy See - Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights and San Paolo Fuori le Mura

"Founded, according to legend, by Romulus and Remus in 753 BC, Rome was first the centre of the Roman Republic, then of the Roman Empire, and it became the capital of the Christian world in the 4th century. The World Heritage site, extended in 1990 to the walls of Urban VIII, includes some of the major monuments of antiquity such as the Forums, the Mausoleum of Augustus, the Mausoleum of Hadrian, the Pantheon, Trajan’s Column and the Column of Marcus Aurelius, as well as the religious and public buildings of papal Rome." 

Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Postcard 1 - Pantheon of Rome
Rome (Roma) is the capital of Italy and heritage ancient city of the Roman Empire. Thanks to Ann of Florida who went to Rome.

Postcard 2 - Views of Rome
Thanks to ML who went to Rome.

Postcard 3 - Papal Archbasilica of St. John Lateran
The Papal Archbasilica of St. John Lateran - Arcibasilica Papale di San Giovanni in Laterano - is the cathedral of the Church of Rome, Italy, and the official ecclesiastical seat of the Bishop of Rome, who is the Pope. The cathedral itself is located outside of the Vatican City boundaries, territorially located within the city of Rome in the Italian Republic. However it has been granted a special extraterritorial status as a property of the Holy See. This is also the case with several other buildings after the solving of the Roman Question with the Lateran Treaty. Special Rome philatelic cancellation. Thanks to Jean-Pierre of France.

Postcard 4A - Colosseum
Amazing postcard of Colosseum and Rome. Thanks to Ing of New Zealand. Mailed in May, 2016.

Postcard 4B - Arch of Constatino and Colosseum
Thanks to Ing of New Zealand for this nice postcard.

Postcard 4C
Colosseum of Rome, Italy. Thanks to Augustine of Singapore for mailing from Vatican City.

1 comment:

  1. I just returned from a familyholiday from Rome. The weather was too hot for my taste but the trip was nice. We visited many of those famous places (Panthenon, Colosseum, La Fontana Di Trevi) pictured in your cards. The funny thing is, most of the historic buildings were "under construction" and they did not looked that fabulous comparised photos on your cards ;)