Italy

The part of the trip they were most interested in was without doubt discovering Italian museums, excavations, ruins, monuments and cities. Consequently, postcards from Italy are the most numerous, accounting for a total of 1,017 items.

As well as the undeniable intrinsic value of the images, they are also a collection of documents providing much a historical information about a crucial moment for the history and politics of Italy, with Mussolini’s coming to power. In this context, the complementary information in the journal is indispensable. There were many visits to cities and monuments which were profoundly altered or even disappeared in the following years and in World War II, but there are also numerous postcards of archaeological and art objects in the museums visited, some of which have also undergone great changes.

Following the trip itinerary, these were the cities they visited: