Untrodden Peaks and Unfrequented Valleys; A Midsummer Ramble in the Dolomites
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ... CORTINA TO PIEVE DI CADORE. THE SAGRO OF CORTINA--A TYROLEAN SERMON--THE PEASANT MAIDEN OF LIVINALLUNGO THE COURIER REPLACED---AN AMPEZZO WEDDING THE TOFANA PEUTELSTEIN THE HOLLENSTEIN THAL--THE CRODA ROSSA -- LANDRO AND THE DURREN SEE -- THE DREI ZINNEN -- THE START 2.FOR AURONZO -- THE CHURCH OF THE CRUCIFIX -- PIEVE DI CADORE THE HOUSE IN WHICH TITIAN WAS BORN THE CASA ZAM P1ERI AN INVASION -- TITIAN'S FIRST FRESCO -- THE ODIOUS LITTLE GIRL THE DUOMO DON ANTONIO DA VIA THE CADORE TITIANS THE FOUR TEMPERAS--A CURIOUS ANTIQUE PREDELLA. CHAPTER V. CORTINA TO PIEVE DI CADORE. The morning of the Sagro dawned to a prodigious ringing of church-bells and firing of musketry. There were masses going on in both churches from five A.m. till mid-day. The long street and the piazza by the postoffice presented one uninterrupted line of booths. There were hundreds of strangers all over the town; hundreds in the churches. Every house seemed suddenly to have become an albergo. Every window, every balcony, every doorway was crowded. The acrobats paraded Cortina again this brilliant Sunday morning about nine o'clock, and the discord of their drums and trumpets went on all day long, to the accompaniment of the church-bells and the intermittent firing of the sharp-shooters down at the "Tir" by the river-side. What a motley crowd! What a busy, cheerful scene! What a confusion of voices, languages, music, bells and gunpowder! Here are Austrian Tyrolese from Toblach, Innichen, and the Sexten Thal, who speak only German; Italian Tyrolese from the Longarone side, who speak onlyItalian; others from the border-villages who speak both, or a patois compounded of both, which is quite unintelligible. The costumes of these mountain-folk are still more various than...
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- 12 Sep 2013
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