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Art of Romanticism

The magnificent Art of Romanticism. In 1861 Italians united Italy. After some battles. Thanks also to a great engagement of artists. All the kingdoms disappear to let space to a unique country. The process that brought all the country under the same king started in 1815, after the Congress of Vienna. We call this period Risorgimento (Resurgence). It gave the chance to Italy to change its shape. People worked hard to reach the goal and art gave an important contribution to it. Art of Romanticism became the flag of the movement.

The ability of the art to make a revolution impress me a lot. This happens many times, in almost all the eras, especially in the last centuries. Anyway, who loves art has an interest in analyzing the historical context. Not only. Who loves art want to pay attention to the techniques. It’s amazing how artists changed the way to paint in the 19th century. I like a lot of painting and sculptures and going around the Italian museums and exhibitions I saw the evolution of the style. Also the differences among the artworks of the various artists of the same period.

Art of Romanticism: the 19th-century revolution

Romanticism started at the end of the 18th century. When the new generation of artists understood that Neoclassicism wasn’t influencing anymore the society, they started to search for something new. They changed completely the way to express their ideas and point of view. The art of Romanticism has various features. Romanticism canceled the Neoclassical reasoning, control, geometric perfection and, above all, imitation of the art of the ancients.

Not all the artists of the period made a radical change, but most of them yes. They wanted to draw a line to separate the past from the present. Their style was dominated by unbridled passion, strong feelings and a renewed fervor for the religious world. Moreover, if the neoclassical artist was convinced that the perfection of art had been reached by the ancients, the romantic drew, instead, inspiration from the dark and mysterious world of the Middle Ages. That period until then had been considered a period of no importance and purely negative.

Art of Romanticism in Italy

Who loves art can easily understand how nice is a journey into the art of Romanticism. That period is really amazing because it takes people into modern art. The paintings are not only a representation of a view, but there is a sign, something more. I think the feature of the style is visible in the vigorous brushstrokes capable of interpreting reality. Color and not too defined signs tell a story.

This is what I like about the art of Romanticism. Then, of course, there are many elements related to the history of that period. I love to explore the most important event of Italian unity. Also, I like to see in the paintings how Italy was at that time. The same feelings, especially talking about techniques, come from the sculpture. If you want to see art in Italy you have a lot of opportunities. But I recommend you to explore the artworks of the 18th century.

Romance artists

If you like art visit Italy. Art of Romanticism has a huge collection spread in all the country. There are many museums that offer the view of great artworks to the visitors. Time to time in various Italian cities there are thematic exhibitions. I like them because they collect paintings and sculptures also from foreign museums and private collections. So it’s easy to see some artworks that are usually not visible to the public.

I will write more about some art galleries and museums. Because Italy can show you the best examples of the art of Romanticism. But now I want to share some pictures I took during my visits. So I let you enjoy them. Before I remind you that after finding a flight, maybe using some free miles obtained with your credit card, you can reserve a hotel and buy the tickets to enter the museum. Planning in advance will be useful especially if you want to see some temporary exposition because you will check the place and the dates.


                                          One of the famous “kiss” of the painter Hayez


In the painting, you can see the famous writer Alessandro Manzoni, one of the Italian literature icons


                                     This young girl represents Italy, that was born in 1861

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Apple fountain in Milan

Are you planning to go to Milan? Well, there is a curious place you should visit. Insert in your tour the Apple fountain. It is made by the famous American tech brand in the capital of fashion. Under the fountain, they have the shop. Are you thinking of a strange apple from where the water comes out? No, the company from Cupertino made something different. Elegant and cool.

Yes, they realized a special shop in the center of the city. In Piazza Liberty, a few steps from Duomo on the way to go to San Babila. Apple creates a very big shop and they realized an amazing fountain. The location is cool and the structure offers a curious experience. You can pass easily under it when you enter the shop. It doesn’t matter if you are an Apple fan or not, I recommend you a visit. Because it will leave you speechless.

It became in a few weeks one of the most famous and most photographed attractions of the city. Under the fountain there are stairs, so you can walk under the water and see the show. The glass will protect you, so you will be safe from water. It is so curious. You won’t need much time to see it and since it is closed to the cathedral, you will see it on the way.

The fountain of Apple

They opened the fountain and the shop at the end of July 2018. On the street, there is nothing more than this waterfall with the Apple logo on the window. The stairs to go down to the underground shop. On one side the stairs are under the water, on the other side, the stairs are like an amphitheater. The shop is 20 meters under the ground. and it is very big.

Anyway, what I like is the fountain they realized. It is something quite innovative in Milan and also cool. I am not going to write more and I let you see the pictures I took in the last days. I did a very short video uniting all of them to show you this curious fountain.  It can be part of the curiosities of Milan. What Apple made deserve to be seen, so while you walk around the cathedral in the city, have a look. It takes a few minutes.

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Milan and much more

The Apple fountain is something that you have to visit, but it’s not the only thing to see in Milan. There are the Duomo, the Castle. You can read about the different tourist places in the city and also something less know. In the “Italy” section of my blog, you can find a lot of information, impressions, facts, and curiosities about my country. They come from my direct experience. In Italy, I united my two characteristics: to be Italian and traveler.

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Now you are ready to plan your Italian tour. Find a flight, a bus ora a train on the Infobus platform. You can compare the best rates and build your connections. Then on Booking, you will find the ideal accommodation for your stay. If you want a luxury hotel, I can suggest one of my favorites: The Petit Palais Hotel The Charme.  

Enjoy your trip to Milan. Feel free to share in the comments below your experience and your impressions. I am available also for questions. It will be my pleasure to answer or to give you tips.