Vol. 24 No. 1 (2021): Anno XXIV, 1-2021

Le palestre italiane nell'Ottocento: modelli regionali a confronto

Domenico Francesco Antonio Elia
Ricercatore di Storia della Pedagogia - Università degli Studi “G. d’Annunzio” Chieti-Pescara

Published 2021-06-30


  • gyms,
  • gymnastics,
  • Italy,
  • 19th century,
  • physical education

How to Cite

Elia, D. F. A. (2021). Le palestre italiane nell’Ottocento: modelli regionali a confronto. Studi Sulla Formazione/Open Journal of Education, 24(1), 127–144. https://doi.org/10.13128/ssf-12108


The investigation involves a statistical analysis of educational gymnastics equipment in Italian schools during the 19th century. The purpose of the study is not only to survey the state of gyms in the 1880s but also to examine the extent to which they were equipped as prescribed by the School Regulation of 1878. The paper provides an accurate map of gymnastics education in Italy in the Liberal Age. Conversely, it seems necessary to focus on local developments, didactic approaches and institutions (Sani 2011).


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