This year is the 200th anniversary of the publication of “Italian’s Journey”, the book about the journey that the German poet Johann Wolfgang Goethe made between 1786 and 1788. Therefore I decided to travel again over Goethe’s itinerary and to speak through photography of the places described in his famous masterpiece. Obviously this is a fragmentary work, since many of the places that the poet describes don’t exist anymore. Many landscapes of which Goethe lauded the astonishing beauty are now buried under ugly and anonymous neighbourhoods. So I focused on the places that still exist today although many of them changed their function becoming tourist sites. And already in 1787 some of them were touristic spots like the Arena of Verona, the Colosseum and Pompeii. But it was another kind of tourism, in fact just the richest people could afford such a journey and the visit of those monuments. Today, through mass tourism, nearly all those villas, churches and archeological sites are worldwide famous and visited by thousands of people everyday. With this work I try to show how these places are experienced today or in some cases remain abandoned. I tried to evoke the ancient character, the aura perceived by Goethe and its interaction with today’s life, a dialogue between past and present.