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The places of the literary tale of JW Goethe: Messina

The site is part of the places of the literary tale of JW Goethe included in the Register of the Region of Sicily LIM (The Places of the literary, cinematographic, television story)

Places reported on the IWB: 

Viaggio in Italia

  • Segesta (Calatafimi-prov. Trapani);
  • Palazzo Biscari (Catania);
  • Taormina (province of Messina);
  • Messina;
  • Palermo;  
  • Agrigento

The work "Journey to Italy"  it was written by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe between 1813 and 1817. The work was published in two volumes containing the account of a Grand Tour that the author made in Italy between 3 September 1786 and 18 June 1788.

Here is an excerpt from the trip to Sicily (Source: Wikipedia):

… TO Taormina he visits the ancient theater admiring the beautiful panorama and defines the location as "the greatest masterpiece of art and nature". It then continues for Messina, where he stays for 3 days and finds the city ​​destroyed by the recent earthquake of 1783. There he will meet the governor. … ..

Card insertion: Ignazio Caloggero

Photo: Ignazio Caloggero

Information contributions: Ignazio Caloggero, Web 

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