Images of Sublime Sicily

  • Manuela D’AmoreEmail author
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This chapter is centred on the letters that the Fellows published about Sicily in 1750–1800. Following the emergence of geology and the new Pre-Romantic vogue, the most remote island in the Mediterranean became associated with Mount Etna and its destructive natural phenomena. Again, the development of the Grand Tour was linked to prestigious figures and their cultural exchanges: Sir William Hamilton (1730–1803), Envoy to the King of England in Naples, and some distinguished Catanese geologists like the “Conte” Giuseppe de Gioeni (1743–1822) and the “Canonico” Giuseppe Recupero (1720–1778), to name but a few. At the end of the century, the Grand Tour of Sicily was about to start.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of CataniaCataniaItaly

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