1) Stefano is a new postcard pal. 🙂 To begin with, he sent this nice sunset view of Genova, or Genoa. The port city lies northwest of Italy and has been important as a maritime trade station. For instance, the Italian master navigator Christopher Columbus was born in Genova in the 1400s. Interestingly, popular voyagers like Columbus (who paved the way for European colonization of the Americas), and Portuguese Ferdinand Magellan (who formally started the Spanish colonization of the Philippines), sailed under the flag of Spain. 😉 Stamps used include one with Federico Fellini (1920-1993), an Italian film director and screenwriter. First postcard I sent to Stefano was of Galdhøpiggen.