Legini Press
Legini Press © 2000 - 2019
Visitors to Verona - Lovers, Gentlemen and Adventurers by Caroline Webb Even before the advent of mass tourism, Verona was a popular destination with travellers, including those undertaking the popular 'GrandTour' across Europe. In this book, Caroline Webb compares the experiences of travellers from the era of Shakespeare to the years following the incorporation of the Veneto into the new kingdom of Italy in 1866. She considers their reasons for visiting Verona as well as their experiences and expectations once they arrived. The majority of English visitors between 1670 and 1760 were young members of the aristocracy, accompanied by tutors, who arrived on their way to or from Rome, as part of a 'Grand Tour' intended to 'finish' their classical education. With the Industrial Revolution in the second half of the eighteenth century, and the growing wealth of the upper middle classes, the number of visitors to Verona increased, although this tourism was interrupted after the invasion of Italy by Napoleon in the later I 790s. After 1815 and the allied victory at Waterloo there was a new flood of visitors, previously deprived of the opportunity of continental travel during the Napoleonic wars. As the nineteenth century progressed, especially with the arrival of the railway, an increasing number of visitors appeared from across Europe and even from across the Atlantic, keen to explore the fabled city of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. In comparing a myriad of varied accounts, this book provides an unrivalled perspective on the history of one of Italy's most seductive cities. 'This book is a delight to read and provides a charming and fresh picture of Verona's daily life in past centuries. The author combines facts and travellers' accounts with masterly skill in a cohesive and lively framework.' Professor Giandemetrio Marangoni, University of Verona ‘This is a richly informative cornucopia of travel accounts of one of Italy’s most fascinating cities’. Dr Edward Chaney, Professor of Fine and Decorative Arts at Southampton Solent University Caroline Webb graduated in History from the University of London and read Italian and Art History in Cambridge and Verona. She has worked as a historical researcher and teacher and is co-author of The Earl and His Butler in Constantinople: The Secret Diary of an English Servant among the Ottomans ( I.B. Tauris, 2008 ). Available at your local bookshop, online via Amazon or I.B. Tauris I Hardback I 264 pages I 226 x 155 mm I 9781784536473 I December 2016
Legini Press
Legini Press © 2000 - 2019
Even before the advent of mass tourism, Verona was a popular destination with travellers, including those undertaking the popular 'GrandTour' across Europe. In this book, Caroline Webb compares the experiences of travellers from the era of Shakespeare to the years following the incorporation of the Veneto into the new kingdom of Italy in 1866. She considers their reasons for visiting Verona as well as their experiences and expectations once they arrived. The majority of English visitors between 1670 and 1760 were young members of the aristocracy, accompanied by tutors, who arrived on their way to or from Rome, as part of a 'Grand Tour' intended to 'finish' their classical education. With the Industrial Revolution in the second half of the eighteenth century, and the growing wealth of the upper middle classes, the number of visitors to Verona increased, although this tourism was interrupted after the invasion of Italy by Napoleon in the later I 790s. After 1815 and the allied victory at Waterloo there was a new flood of visitors, previously deprived of the opportunity of continental travel during the Napoleonic wars. As the nineteenth century progressed, especially with the arrival of the railway, an increasing number of visitors appeared from across Europe and even from across the Atlantic, keen to explore the fabled city of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. In comparing a myriad of varied accounts, this book provides an unrivalled perspective on the history of one of Italy's most seductive cities. 'This book is a delight to read and provides a charming and fresh picture of Verona's daily life in past centuries. The author combines facts and travellers' accounts with masterly skill in a cohesive and lively framework.' Professor Giandemetrio Marangoni , University of Verona ‘This is a richly informative cornucopia of travel accounts of one of Italy’s most fascinating cities’. Dr Edward Chaney , Professor of Fine and Decorative Arts at Southampton Solent University Caroline Webb graduated in History from the University of London and read Italian and Art History in Cambridge and Verona. She has worked as a historical researcher and teacher and is co-author of The Earl and His Butler in Constantinople: The Secret Diary of an English Servant among the Ottomans (I.BTauris, 2008). Available at your local bookshop or online via Amazon I Hardback I 264 pages I 226 x 155 mm I 9781784536473 I December 2016