Here I would share with you one cover, leaving the other for my next post.
The 3 fountain stamps franked on this gorgeous cover belong to the 1st series of "Fontana" stamps issued by Italian Post on 10th Nov 1973.
The first stamp on the left depicts Fontana di Trevi (Trevi Fountain) in Rome, Italy. Standing at 25.9 meters high and 19.8 meters wide, it is the largest Baroque fountain in the city.
A traditional legend holds that if visitors throw a coin into the fountain, they are ensured a return to Rome. Approximately 3,000 euros are thrown into the fountain each day. The money has been used to subsidize a supermarket for Rome's needy. However, there are regular attempts to steal coins from the fountain.
Proudly positioned in front of the Palazzo Pretorio, the fountain's flagrant nudity and leering nymphs proved a bit much for Sicilian churchgoers attending the grandly formal Chiesa di San Giuseppe dei Teatini, and they prudishly dubbed it the Fontana della Vergogna (Fountain of Shame).
The stamp franked on the extreme right belongs to the Europa CEPT "Astronomy" series, issued by Italian Post on 7th May 2009.