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In the first of three tours of European cities this week, David Huckvale explores the taverns, coffee houses and masked balls of Vienna in the 1820s and offers some insights into what life was like for Schubert and his contemporaries.

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David Huckvale's short tour of European cities concludes with a glimpse of life in Milan in the 1830s.

Rapidly expanding and economically booming, the Milan that Bellini would have known was a vibrant city, central to the calls for Italian unification.