Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, perhaps the most famous German humanist, reaches Naples on February 25th 1787. A tireless traveller, Goethe tells of a lively city, full of contradictions but also of wonders, unique landscapes and places of authentic charm.
Let’s follow him on his itinerary in the Naples of the late 18th century, reached by the first ferment of the Italian Enlightenment.
“A Mediterranean Paris. Such is Naples”