The 1st post office in Ukraine
In 1629, the Italian, Roberto Bandinelli, opened the first European-style post office in Ukraine. The postal services regularly delivered letters to the city resident from all corners of Europe.
The Polish king, Sigismund III gave the Italian exclusive rights to receive regular royal letters, and he also endowed him with the title, “The Royal Postmaster”. Every Saturday, Lvivers could send and receive letters from all over Europe, but these services were very expensive. In those days, paper was very thick and heavy, so that correspondence weighing only 6 grams and destined to Gdansk, was equal to the daily salary of a qualified craftsman.
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