Travels in Italy, Between the Years 1792 and 1798; Containing a View of the Late Revolutions in That Country. Likewise Pointing Out the Matchless Works of Art Which Still Embellish Pisa, Florence, Siena, Rome, Naples, Bologna, Volume 2

Travels in Italy, Between the Years 1792 and 1798; Containing a View of the Late Revolutions in That Country. Likewise Pointing Out the Matchless Works of Art Which Still Embellish Pisa, Florence, Siena, Rome, Naples, Bologna, Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1802 edition. Excerpt: ...curious. Tenth room--a ceiling by Gio. da Udine; the subject trees and animals; the execution is fine, but but trees on a ceiling seem absurd--antique hajfi-rilievi. Eleventh room--a fine table of Florentine-work. Twelfth room (beautiful in point of architecture, and built by Sansovino)--a fine table os touchstone--a small collection os antiquities from Pompeii, &c. the stair-cafe is painted by Gio. da Udine. The composition for the floors of the apartments here, and all over the Venetian State, is very pretty, The Library, in the Piazza di S. Marco, has been spoiled by the French os its most valuable contents. The best inn at Venice is Petrillo's. The water in this City is, generally speaking, but indifferent. On the day when we quitted Venice we dined at Petrillo's, and then went in our Gondola to Me/Ire, where we slept; and the next morning early set out for Conegliano, where we arrived in nine hours and three quarters. About ten jniles from Mestre lies lies Trevifo, to which City the road is good. Beyond Trevifo we passed the Piave, on a bridge of boats; and after crossing the spot where one of Buonaparte's great battles was fought, proceeded, through an indifferent road, to Conegliano. Numbers of elegantly built Villas, now completely gutted by the French, stand on either fide of the high-way between Mestre and Conegliano. The latter town is rather large, and The Poji-Houfe a good inn. Our next day's journey was to Pordenon, which we were seven hours and three quarters in reaching; the road between this place and Conegliano being bad at all times, and after rain extremely dangerous, as it lies close to the foot of the Alps, from which mountains vast torrents of water frequently descend, and inundate the adjacent country. La Pofla, at...show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236630351
  • 9781236630353