Charles Dickens in Genoa - 1844

from Pictures from Italy, pages 34-35, pages 34-35:

[T]here was another festa-day, in honour of St. Nazaro. One of the Albaro young men brought two large bouquets soon after breakfast, and coming upstairs into the great sala, presented them himself. This was a polite way of begging for a contribution towards the expenses of some music in the Saint’s honour, so we gave him whatever it may have been, and his messenger departed: well satisfied. At six o’clock in the evening we went to the church — close at hand — a very gaudy place, hung all over with festoons and bright draperies, and filled, from the altar to the main door, with women, …   more >>
cite as

Pictures from Italy, pages 34-35. In Charles Dickens , and Kate Flint (ed.), Pictures from Italy (1998), p. 34-35. accessed: 24 May, 2024

location of experience: Genoa


Charles Dickens

Listening to

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sacred music

Experience Information

Date/Time 1844
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Mon, 21 Oct 2013 14:46:59 +0100