Discover your own personal Italy, in the footsteps of Mozart who conquered it as a young genius.
MOZART'S STAY 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 traveled 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:
Travelling with Mozart through Italy