„The air of Naples is in itself a remedy“ Cover Image

„L’air seul de Naples est un remède“
„The air of Naples is in itself a remedy“

The Neapolitan journeys of Count Charles-Joseph of Clary-Aldringen in 1816 and from 1818 to 1820

Author(s): Matthieu Magne
Subject(s): History, Cultural history, Modern Age, 18th Century
Published by: Jihočeská univerzita v Českých Budějovicích
Keywords: Clary-Aldringen; travels; Naples; socializing; health practices; letters; diary

Summary/Abstract: Count Charles-Joseph of Clary-Aldringen (1777-1831) travelled down to Italy twice.In 1816, Naples was a stage on a journey dedicated to the arts and the landscapes of thepeninsula which was affected by political changes. From 1818 to 1820, staying in the Neapolitanbay with his family was more motivated by health concerns. The Count inheriteda princely estate mainly around the spa of Teplitz in North Bohemia. It thus gave hima precise point of comparison when he discovered the changes that had occurred in Naplesafter the Congress of Vienna. Our point is then to bring to light what the Count waslooking for when he came to Naples, his economic and social resources and the descriptionshe then sent to his relatives and friends in central Europe at the beginning of the19th century.

  • Issue Year: 18/2017
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 45-63
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: French