A Little Pilgrimage in Italy

A Little Pilgrimage in Italy

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"[...]even to-day, with excellently engineered roads scaling her hill, she is difficult of approach, and her stout walls and impregnable position offered no inducement to invading armies, who were content with harrying her fertile plain, as they passed by to Umbria and Rome. We know she was a Roman colony in the time of the historian Dionysius, but scant mention is made of her under the Roman Empire; and although she was one of the earliest Episcopal sees, and is still the seat of a bishop, it was not until the thirteenth century that the chronicles of Cortona began to take a place in mediaeval history. She is still withdrawn from the world upon her mountain; her houses are still huddled together in the shelter of her great walls, built by the Unknown People; she still hides her poverty from[...]."
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  • Paperback | 206 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 11mm | 281g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507510063
  • 9781507510063