Mozart &
Material Culture

Souvenirs

Town during Mozart's lifetime in the Papal States and known for the Santa Casa at the Basillica della Santa Casa, according to legend the house of the Holy Family that was miraculously flown by four angels from Palestine to Loreto shortly before the final expulsion of the Crusaders from the Holy Land.

Francesco Foschi, Traslazione della Santa Casa, 1755 (Museo Antico Tesoro della Santa Casa)

Francesco Foschi, Traslazione della Santa Casa, 1755 (Museo Antico Tesoro della Santa Casa)


Mozart Relevance

Mozart and his father stayed overnight at Loreto on 16 July 1770, on their way from Rome to Bologna; they may have attended mass at the Basillica della Santa Casa.

Category/Role
City
Date 1
1770-07-16
Date (Mozart)
1770-07-16
Location (Mozart)
Loreto
Bibliographic Reference
Basso 2006, 395-396