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UN SENATORE AL GRAND TOUR: GIUSEPPE AURELIO LAURIA NEL MANOSCRITTO OTTOCENTESCO DI MAZZÀRIO

Pubblicato 2019-11-05

Come citare

FRAGALE, L. I. (2019). UN SENATORE AL GRAND TOUR: GIUSEPPE AURELIO LAURIA NEL MANOSCRITTO OTTOCENTESCO DI MAZZÀRIO. Bollettino Della Società Geografica Italiana, 10(3-4), 303 - 321. https://doi.org/10.13128/bsgi.v10i3-4.558

Abstract

New tracks for a family biography of the senator Giuseppe Aurelio Lauria (Napoli, 2/8/1805 - 18/8/1879) emerge from the discovery of an unpublished manuscript. After ten years of research around a noble family, the author of this article has uncovered the existence of a travelogue made in Europe in 1836 by he who wrote: the young lawyer Alessandro Mazzàrio, close friend of Giuseppe Aurelio. The manuscript tells the rare case of a trip outside the schemes of the Grand Tour: while the wealthy northern Europeans visited Italy, he makes a six-month trip to Europe, a cultural rematch, between refined ceremonies and educated aristocrats, fleeting love affairs recorded in a ciphered code, evenings in the theaters of London and Paris, but also in museums, churches, halls of parliament and university lectures, with an eye to the industrial and social development of each country.