The article deals with the subject of the Tatra landscape in Kazimiera Alberti’s debut poems published in the yearbook „Wierchy” (1926) and in the volume „Avalanche revolt” (Bunt lawin) (1927). The author, referring to the earlier achievements of the Tatra literature, especially the Young Poland period, presents the most important motifs concerning the mountains in the Polish poet’s work – symbolism of nature, fascination with highlander culture, embedding the action of works in Tatra space. All this adds up to a special “tatro(geo)graphy”, which is an underspecified, poetic map of the Tatra Mountains and their surroundings.
The goal of this article is to show one of the travelogue of the series Italia celebre
e sconosciuta (Famous and unknown Italy) by Kazimiera Alberti: Segreti di Puglia
(Apulia’s secrets). It is a kind of travel discovering the secrets of Apulian land. The author
expresses all the admiration for the landscapes, but above all for the monuments of
this region. The history, architecture, myths and legends enrich the pages of her book.
She encourages the reader to visit Apulia, revealing only some of her mysteries. Next
to Kazimiera Alberti and her husband, we start the exploration of what this land has
to offer to the visitors.