Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Italy: Alagna

On 15th October I got two postcards from Italy.

One of them shows a Walser house in Alagna. The Walser are the speakers of the Walser German dialects, a variety of Highest Alemannic. They live in Austria, Italy, Liechtenstein and Switzerland.

The stamp commemorates the 80th anniversary of the Ventotene Manifesto (issued 31-08-2021). The Ventotene Manifesto is a political statement written by Altiero Spinelli while he was imprisoned on the Italian island of Ventotene during World War II. In it he proposes the idea of a European federation to prevent future wars. Therefore it is considered to be an inspiration for postwar unification of Europa and is currently pre-selected for the European Heritage Label. 

Thank You very much Davide!

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