L'ITALIA E LA NASCITA DELLA GUIDA DI VIAGGIO MODERNA

  • Elisa Bianco
Keywords: Travel Literature, Italy, Germany

Abstract

The paper discusses the German polymath J.J. Volkmann and his popular travel guide, used and quoted by eminent Eighteenth century German writers (including Goethe) during their travels through Italy. Although some readers considered Volkmann's Beschreibung dull and pedantic, the guide paved the way for the modern Baedeker, the much loved companion for milions of middle-call tourists.

Published
2017-12-20
How to Cite
Bianco, E. (2017). L’ITALIA E LA NASCITA DELLA GUIDA DI VIAGGIO MODERNA. Italian Studies in South Africa, 30(2), 98-111. Retrieved from http://italianstudiesinsa.org/index.php/issa/article/view/16
Section
NOTES AND GLEANINGS / NOTE E CURIOSITÀ