The Bourbons in Sicily: Reflections on the Tutelage of Monuments and Hunting Reserves

Journal title CHEIRON
Author/s Nicola Cusumano
Publishing Year 2019 Issue 2017/2 Language English
Pages 21 P. 116-136 File size 148 KB
DOI 10.3280/CHE2017-002005
DOI is like a bar code for intellectual property: to have more infomation click here

Below, you can see the article first page

If you want to buy this article in PDF format, you can do it, following the instructions to buy download credits

Article preview

FrancoAngeli is member of Publishers International Linking Association, Inc (PILA), a not-for-profit association which run the CrossRef service enabling links to and from online scholarly content.

In the Kingdom of Sicily in the seventies of the Eighteenth century king Ferdinand of Bourbon, thanks to the decisive intervention of the local ruling élite, proceeded to bring into the list of the interests of the state archaeological findings. The king prohibited the unauthorized export of the finds and proceeded, on the basis of the Neapolitan example, in the organization of the Regia Custodia, a monumental and archaeological custody plan. In December 1798 Ferdinando and Maria Carolina then moved the court to Palermo, starting the construction of hunting reserves in the Neapolitan model, such as the Ficuzza estate, and promoted new areas for production purposes. Within this building plan, the Casina Cinese of the park of the Favorita of Palermo stands out, designed for the delight of the sovereign, but which briefly witnessed the political upheavals between the 18th and 19th centuries and developments that would prove to be dramatic for the monarchy.

Keywords: Monumental custody; archeology; Bourbon reformism; Ficuzza; Casina Cinese.

Nicola Cusumano, The Bourbons in Sicily: Reflections on the Tutelage of Monuments and Hunting Reserves in "CHEIRON" 2/2017, pp 116-136, DOI: 10.3280/CHE2017-002005