Italy in the Footsteps of Dickens
Explore Italy in the footsteps of Charles Dickens, retracing his 19th century voyage from Venice in the north, through Genoa, Florence and Rome to Mt Vesuvius in the south.
Dickens was captivated by Italy, a country which mirrored his vivacious and ebullient personality, as his popular 1846 travelogue Pictures from Italy recounts. Join Louise Owens, President of the NSW Dickens Society, to retrace Dickens’s Italian travels, visiting his beloved Venice, setting for many of the scenes in Little Dorrit, the churches and palazzi of Genoa and Florence where the Dickens family stayed, walk the Appian Way in Rome and then ascend Mt Vesuvius, the awe-inspiring highlight of Dickens’s voyage through Italy.
Along the way, enjoy readings from Dickens’s works in the very locations in which they were penned, and go behind the scenes to see special Dickensian sites not normally open to the public.
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