In the recently published book Master’s narratives in tourism: Rappresentazioni del turismo culturale e creativo, Prof. Kluge contributed a chapter titled ‘Come nasce la guida turistica moderna: l’influsso della critica d’arte sulle descrizioni delle aree urbane’. It deals with the beginnings of the modern travel guide. Using two texts from the 18th century, Prof. Kluge explains how the interaction of art criticism and city description brought to life characteristics of travel guides that are still relevant and in evidence today.

The collection of works was carefully edited and published by Cinzia Pierantonelli. The book combines Italian and English texts by experts on tourism from all over Europe and examines historical and contemporary topics in tourism. A number of chapters also deal specifically with Berlin, including Pierantonelli’s piece on the Berlin Palace and the impact of large-scale building projects on tourism. Pierantonelli is also the coordinator for the Erasmus+ Programme in the Linguaggi del turismo Master’s programme at our partner university in Rome and has been in close contact with the hwtk for many years.