Paesaggi di luce e di pietra in Puglia. La letteratura di viaggio dal XV al XVIII secolo

Author: Fulvia Fiorino Dotoli

Landscapes of Light and Stone in Apulia. Travel Literature from the 15th to the 18th Century

From the 15th to the 18th century, French travellers get to the very South of Italy, i.e. Apulia, as pilgrims, historians and art lovers. Even though aware of the dangers they were going to face, they went through the journey to see the region themselves. They travelled with luggage full of me­moirs and instructions, sometimes accompanied by plenty of servants, sometimes on their own or with an illustrator, who could catch the magic of the Southern landscapes. As a matter of fact, the Apulian land was regarded to as place of utopia, a lost paradise and an Arcadia to yearn for deeply.