Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Perugia, Italy

Postcard Book
The Earth From the Air
Yann Arthus-Bertrand

Scheggino, province of Perugia, Umbria, Italy

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Perugia Italia 
Scorcio di Pergia al tramonto 
(Glimpse of Pergia at sunset)

postmarked in 2013 with two Italy stamps for 1,00

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Perugia is the capital city of the region of Umbria in central Italy and the capital of the province of Perugia.

***(I was reading to see how old the city was and found this...)

Perugia was an Umbrian settlement but first appears in written history as Perusia, one of the 12 confederate cities of Etruria; it was first mentioned in Q. Fabius Pictor's account, utilized by Livy, of the expedition carried out against the Etruscan league by Fabius Maximus Rullianus in 310 or 309 BC. At that time a thirty-year indutiae (truce) was agreed upon; however, in 295 Perusia took part in the Third Samnite War and was reduced, with Volsinii and Arretium (Arezzo), to seek for peace in the following year.
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Sala dei Notari
Notaries Hall
Postmarked in 2009 with an Italia (Italy) stamp featuring the Olympics 0,85
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