Charles Dickens in Rome - 1845

from Pictures from Italy, pages 152-153, pages 152-153:

The Holy Week in Rome is supposed to offer great attractions to all visitors; but, saving for the sights of Easter Sunday, I would counsel those who go to Rome for its own interest, to avoid it at that time. The ceremonies, in general, are of the most tedious and wearisome kind; the heat and crowd at every one of them, painfully oppressive; the noise, hubbub, and confusion, quite distracting.… At the Sistine chapel, on the Wednesday, we saw very little, for by the time we reached it (though we were early) the besieging crowd had filled it to the door, and overflowed into the adjoining hall, …   more >>
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Pictures from Italy, pages 152-153. In Charles Dickens , and Kate Flint (ed.), Pictures from Italy (1998), p. 152-153. accessed: 14 June, 2024

location of experience: Rome


Charles Dickens

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Miserere performed by choir of St Peter's Rome

Experience Information

Date/Time 1845
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Thu, 28 Nov 2013 16:46:52 +0000