Maximum Card - Italy - 2011 - Patrizio Virzì
This maximum card and cancellation were commissioned for the philatelic exhibition held in Cesena, Italy, from October 29 to November 1, 2011. The theme of the exhibition was "L'Inferno di Dante" (Dante's Inferno) and 34 members of the Centro italiano di filatelia tematica exhibited their collections of stamps illustrating each canto of the Inferno (part of the Progetto Dante). The exhibition was a collaboration of the local philatelic circle, Circolo culturale filatelico numismatico "Ennio Giunchi", and the national thematic organization, Centro italiano di filatelia tematica. The painting depicted on the card and on the cancellation shows Dante with the faces of souls in hell and is the work of Patrizio Virzì, an artist from Cesena, Italy. The painting is titled L'Inferno di Dante. The card is stamped with the 2009 Italian stamp from the Italy-San Marino-Vatican City joint issue.
150 × 105 mm
Piero Pasini, "L'inferno diventa un francobollo," Romagna Noi, October 24, 2011, http://www.romagnanoi.it/news/cultura-eventi/723331/L-inferno-diventa-un-francobollo.html (accessed August 18, 2013).
Circolo culturale filatelico numismatico "Ennio Giunchi" (Cesena, Italy)
Centro italiano di filatelia tematica (Florence, Italy)