“Elisa Bonaparte. The olfactory journey” is the olfactory path that bears the traces of the era in which Elisa Bonaparte Baciocchi was Princess of Lucca and Piombino.
The initiative was presented on 13 January at Palazzo Ducale, during a press conference which was attended by the provincial director Renato Bonturi, the mayor of Lucca, Alessandro Tambellini; Roberta Martinelli, president of “Napoleon and Elisa: from Paris to Tuscany”, along with Simonetta Pardini Giurlani and Paolo Emilio Tomei, professor of the Department of Agricultural Sciences at the University of Pisa.
Said path connecting a series of not symbolic places but odorous, emerged within the walled city thanks to an indepth historical and archival research carried out by the “Napoleon and Elisa: from Paris to Tuscany” and, in particular, by Simonetta Giurlani Pardini, an expert on the history of perfume and a great lover of the history of the city. This map of Lucca will be presented to the public on Friday 20 January at 5.30pm at the Palazzo Ducale (Sala Accademia 1)) by Simonetta Pardini Giurlani and Paolo Emilio Tomei “On the trail of Elisa Bonaparte, Princess of Lucca (1805-1814). The olfactory journey”.
During the presentation the public can enjoy a musical performance by the trio “Voiles…échardes de Lorraine” directed by Giuseppe Viscomi with voice, natural horn and harp:
G.Paisiello, Andante for horn and harp, “written for the birthday of the Empress”
F.J.Nadermann, “Le devouement de l’amour”, (Romance for voice and harp)
L.Cherubini, “Queste che miri o Nice – Amo ne sarà mai”, for voice, horn and harp.
More information here (in Italian).