A few days ago, I posted a delightful gem from my Italian collection. In that post, I claimed that Europe had the best postcards as in most kitsch or bizarre. In reviewing my vaults, I found another Italian gem:
There’s so much to love about it!
- Gratuitous nudity (I put the black bar on – sorry). Only Europeans are okay with open postal nudity.
- Such a bizarre collage of the “culture” of the great city, Bologna
- The caption just brings it all together in a over-the-top way (in case you missed it) – Bologna is “La citta dell 3 t…” that is the “city of the 3 Ts”.
Here’s the back side:
“Ciao! I did it, I finally found some choice postcards. Note the tortelini, it’s from Bologna, shaped after Venus’ navel. Find the 3 ‘Ts’ on the front of this… the shop keeper made sure I understood!!”
In considering the various Italian gems, I think I will revise my claim to state that Italy has the best postcards in the world! (Please feel free to mail me contenders for this title however.)