About us

The Scaligera Philately & Numismatics Society of Verona (A.F.N.S) was founded in Verona in July 2nd 1933. The Society has been named in honour of the ancient and noble "Della Scala" family, who many centuries ago - during a more than a century-long rule - brought power and enlightenment to Verona.

At the beginning the Society was made of 16 members, with Mr. Renzo Bernardelli as a chairman.
THE PURPOSE of the Society was to achieve the following goals:
  • To facilitate contacts between member collectors.
  • To enable exchanges of stamps between members.
  • To create a specific library.
  • To audit important pieces.
  • To place catalogues and magazines at the members' disposal.
TODAY, after 89 years since its foundation, the Scaligera Society is formed by more than 200 members and is the most important body of its kind in Verona and also one of the most significant societies in Italy within this field.
The president is Enrico Meliadò
The other members of executive are:
Secretary Piero Ambrosini
Treasurer and co-responsible "Progetto Giovani" Livio Calò
Director "Voce Scaligera", press officer and spokesperson for the institutions Gen. Roberto Rossini
News Service Carlo Cervini
Logistics Officer Adriano Visentini
Responsible for relations with Philatelic Federations Ercolano Gandini
Postcards sector employee Dott. Silvano Morando
Co-manager of the "Progetto Giovani" Dott. Giuseppe Cirillo
Administrative services Sergio Corazza

OUR MAIN ACHIEVEMENTS: the Society has undertaken numerous activities every year and in particular the following should be mentioned:
  • “VERONA ‘80”: an important National Philatelic Exhibition, which was organised in co-operation with "Poste Italiane" (the Italian Postal Services) and the Federation of Italian Societies;
  • “VERONA ‘84”: a celebration of the final phase of the National Philatelic Day;
  • “VERONA ‘96”: a contest of Postal History and Air Mail themes;
  • "100a Veronafil" Nazional philatelic fair;
  • Philatelic history;
  • Modern phikatelic;
  • Philatelic treasurer;
  • A series of exhibitions, which have been regularly organised within the framework of "VERONAFIL"
  • Le mostre effettuate sistematicamente in occasione delle “VERONAFIL”.
  • Il raggiungimento dell' apertura di "SPAZIO FILATELIA" a Verona, unica città non capoluogo diventata capitale della filatelia;
  • Il conseguimento dell'emissione di un francobollo dedicato ai 50 anni di Vinitaly;
  • Lo svolgimento del Campionato Cadetti di Storia Postale;
  • Premio Fenaroli di Filatelia Musicale.

VERONAFIL: twice a year the Scaligera Society organises a big exhibition called "VERONAFIL", which is one of the main event in this field and attracts hundreds of traders and tens of thousands of collectors to Verona.

AFFILIATED SOCIETIES: the Scaligera Society has close ties with other philately Societies in Schaffhausen (since 1974) and in Gau-Algesheim (since 1989).