Stamps Bologna

Stamps inspired by Bologna


Independent work (for my own business)


Design stamps to capture my experience in Bologna


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01/03 What these stamps have in common are patterns. Patterns of Lucio Saffaro, the floor of the Basilica San Luca and the colonnades you see all over Bologna.

For me unknown artist Lucio Saffaro (Trieste 1929 — Bologna 1998), amazed me with his work. Saffaro was a painter, poet and mathematician. He was inspired by Kandinsky, Klee and most of all maths.

The exhibition ‘Journey towards the unknown. Lucio Saffaro between Art and Science’ was exhibited in the beautiful Palazzo Fava (1546). The exhibition itinerary offers an overview of his artistic research (1954-1997), starting from the youthful phase — the least known — up to maturity, symbolized by the elegant and multifaceted forms that make his work unique.

Bologna’s porticoes are almost 62 kilometres long. The extraordinary colonnades take you right through the centuries-old city centre of the city and have recently been added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

The oldest arches date back to 1100, when the expansion of Bologna University led to the need for new urban spaces where professors and students could meet. They provided protection from the sun in summer and from the rain in winter. At the Porta Saragozza, an ancient city gate west of the city centre, begins the longest covered colonnade in the world.

Churches often have the most beautiful floors. And the floor of Sanctuary of San Luca is no different. 🙂 The spectacular terminus is the Madonna di San Luca, a beautiful little church high on a hill above the city. The four-kilometre-long portico has no fewer than 666 arches and is definitely worth seeing.

The sanctuary offers great views over the surrounding landscape. A panoramic terrace opened in 2017 at a height of 42 metres above Colle della Guardia, enables a unique 180° view of Bologna from the hills to the centre stretching out as far as Casalecchio di Reno.