Discover your own personal Italy, in the footsteps of Mozart who conquered it as a young genius
MOZART'S STAYS IN ITALY
During the 18th century travelers associated Italy with sun, rich colors, verdant gardens, enticing scents, royal courts, exuberant celebrations, architecture, music and paintings by famous artists. For politically-interested German travelers, at least during the first half of the 18th century, Italy also represented the republican doctrine critical of absolutism even prior to J.Winkelmann's Greece cult. W.A. Mozart travelled to Italy three times with his father Leopold: 1769 to 1771, 1771 and 1772/73. This country gave Mozart a wealth of ideas and strongly influenced his taste in art. The so-called Milan operas (Ascanio in Alba, Mitridate Re di Ponto, Lucio Silla) were composed during his sojourns. He was acknowledged as an artist by the "Accademia Filarmonica di Bologna" and by the Veronese Academy. Mozart was awarded the Order of the Golden Spur by the Pope. His travels also led him to Bologna, Milan, Verona and Rome. Mozart visited a total of 51 towns and cities, leaving his traces everywhere.
MOZART CITIES & REGIONS:
Ala - Ancona - Bologna - Bolzano - Bozzolo - Brescia - Bressanone - Campodazzo - Capua - Canonica - Caserta - Civita Castellana - Cremona - Egna - Firenze - Foligno - Forlì - Herculaneum - Imola - Lodi - Loreto - Marino - Mantova - Milano - Modena - Napoli - Parma - Padova - Peri - Pesaro - Piacenza - Pompeji - Pozzuoli - Rimini - Roma - Rovereto - San Martino/Napoli - Senigallia - Sessa Aurunca - Siena - Spoleto - Terni - Terracina - Torino - Trento - Venezia - Verona - Vicenza - Vipiteno - Viterbo - Regione Lombardia - Regione Toscana
During their three journeys through Italy W.A. Mozart and his father visited most of the well known places of cultural interest in Italy. Between March and October 1770 they toured to Lodi, Modena, Bologna, Imola, Ancona and Rome. Having past the exam Wolfgang was accepted at the famous Bologna Academy, where he wrote K. 44, 73s, 73v, 85, 86, 122 and possibly K. 94.
In Rome Pope Clemens XIV awarded Mozart with the medal of the "Golden Spur". Here he composed K. 73k, 73l, 73m, 73n, 73o, 73p, 81, 82, 83, 89a, 89i, 123 most probably the K. 95 or K. 98.
In the follow they continued their journey to Sessa Aurunca, Capua and to Naples. In Tuscany they saw Florence.
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