Vocazione ludica e arte della villeggiatura

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Abstract

[automatically translated] In Palermo, the phenomenal extension of the last quarter of the nineteenth century, even the middle and lower middle class (by now have consolidated economically and become the protagonists of the new urban dynamics) of that play activities historically the prerogative of the local ruling class is at the origin of the foundation in 1911 the Mondello seaside garden city to coincide with the reclamation of its swamp. The subsequent formation of an entire urban center of "free time" on the northern end of the former estate of the Real Favorita was immediately followed by more limited, but equally remarkable, even if only in terms of housing, seasonal quarters in Sferracavallo and Barcarello, Santa Flavia and Casteldaccia. It is a real seasonal settlements this system of the province of Palermo coast which ends at Termini Imerese, a place that is at the same time, decadent manifestation of the ideal of "the places not to be" (with the presence of the complex of Grand Hotel delle Terme), and is a direct expression of a culture of profit, is the attention to eugenics-salutary themes. In 1906 from this historic town (which in time he met one of his happy industrialist season) starts off the first Targa Florio that, thanks to the attraction suffered dall'arduo Madonie circuit, it would work as a call for the launch of Sicily as the ideal destination for an elite tourism. decadent manifestation of the ideal of "the places not to be" (with the presence of the complex of the Grand Hotel delle Terme), and is a direct expression of a culture of profit, is the attention to eugenics-salutary themes. In 1906 from this historic town (which in time he met one of his happy industrialist season) starts off the first Targa Florio that, thanks to the attraction suffered dall'arduo Madonie circuit, it would work as a call for the launch of Sicily as the ideal destination for an elite tourism. decadent manifestation of the ideal of "the places not to be" (with the presence of the complex of the Grand Hotel delle Terme), and is a direct expression of a culture of profit, is the attention to eugenics-salutary themes. In 1906 from this historic town (which in time he met one of his happy industrialist season) starts off the first Targa Florio that, thanks to the attraction suffered dall'arduo Madonie circuit, it would work as a call for the launch of Sicily as the ideal destination for an elite tourism.
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationArte e architettura liberty in Sicilia
Pages1-36
Number of pages36
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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