1989 / 276 PAGES.
Language: Bilingual edition: Italian/English
Magnificent images and discoveries of this land accompany the travel notes of great authors of the past such as Henry Swinburne, Astolphe de Custine, Stendhal, Arthur J. Strutt, George R. Gissing, Norman Douglas and Maurice Maeterlinck.
All the contrasts of the rugged yet beautiful region of Calabria come alive in this clear analysis by contemporary Augusto Placanica and photographs from the unrivalled “Raccolta calabra” by Calabrian aristocrat Natale Zerbi Bosurgi. The 1783 earthquake razed Messina, in Sicily, to the ground and devastated the majority of Calabria, but it also lifted the heavy veil that hid it from 18th-century travellers.