Foggia ~ 16th Century
is believed to have been founded by the inhabitants of Arpi, a town
which declined in the third century BC. Foggia may have been named for
pits or cellars used to store grain. It was a favorite of the Holy
Roman Emperor Frederick II. In the thirteenth century it passed to
Charles I of Anjou. The plan presented by the stamp is based on a
sixteenth century map in the state archives of Foggia.
Greek Troops in Italy
Greece issued a
stamp in 1946 showing the campaign of Greek troops in Italy during
World War II. The line from Taras to Rimini marks the route over which
they fought from October 28, 1940 to September 22, 1944. The medallion
shows a Greek warrior.
The stamp featuring a map
of Sardinia was issued in 1958 to mark the completion of the
Flumendosa Mulargia irrigation project on the island.