Unfolding Italy. English Travellers During the “Long” Risorgimento
The article analyzes the narrations of English women who visited Italy in the first half of the 19th century. Through their travel writings, they expressed an original point of view on the political and social events of the peninsula. Travel diaries and private correspondence contribute to restoring the role of female travel as a fundamental experience of individual and social maturation and as an instrument of complete emancipation, and from this perspective Italy was a context of particular importance.
keywords: travels, female emancipation, travelogues, private correspondence, italian unification, meridionism