08 August 2017

Poste Vaticane

For snail mail lovers, one good thing about travelling to Rome is that you can just cross St. Peter's Square and be in a different country: the Vatican, the smallest state in the world. Its Philatelic and Numismatic Office issues its own stamps. Another good thing is that you can take pictures of all  the post offices (and maybe all the mail boxes) in one day. Actually, in less than one hour.

This is a tiny post office in St. Peter's Square. I saw it after working time. It seemed too small to have so many mail boxes outside...

Maybe that is the reason why they have another (temporary? mobile?) post office in the square:


I just like the colour of that yellow-orange mail boxes (and phones!):

They are scattered throughout the square... It seems that a lot of people is sending mail from there!

But, actually, I didn't use any of those. I bought my stamps and post the cards in the other office, inside the museums. Photographs to the counter weren't allowed. So I just took pictures of that mail box that looked like a wardrobe, didn't it?

I am sorry that I couldn't send more postcards from there.

Because they are something special. And they arrived quickly and with perfect cancellations!

(One of the postcards I sent)

The blue one is an historic mail boxes that I spotted inside the Philatelic and Numismatic Museum. I thought it was no longer working. Then, I read on the website: "The historic post boxes dispersed in various key points throughout the Museums are still in perfect working order".


  1. Fascinating pictures, thanks for sharing them.

    1. I'm glad you like them. And even happiet that the postcard made it to yoy, of course.

  2. Now that is worth going to Rome for!


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