Città del Grand Tour dall’Ermitage
e Paesaggi Apuani da collezioni Italiane
For centuries, knowing Italy, its extraordinary artistic heritage and millennial civilisation, but also the nature and human qualities of a beautiful and complicated country, was a significant part of the cultural development of the elite class of all Europe; that is why the Voyage of Italy was an experience to have at least once in a lifetime for the youth of the most important European families, both the noble ones and the rising trade and financial ones, between the very end of the 17th century and the first half of the 19th one. The voyage became a true and authentic mania for all the classes that could afford it.
exhibition curated by
Sergej Androsov – Massimo Bertozzi