John George Keysler in Venice - May, 1730

from Travels through Germany, Bohemia, Switzerland, Italy and Lorrain. Vol. 4, page 22:

On Ascension-day in the afternoon, several hundreds of boats and gondola's may be seen rowing for wagers on the corso or canale di Murano. And their dexterity in keeping clear of each other, tacking about, &c. is very surprising. In most of the gondola's, on this day, there are masques and music; and there appears an universal emulation among them who shall divert themselves most.

cite as

John George Keysler, Travels through Germany, Bohemia, Switzerland, Italy and Lorrain. Vol. 4, volume 4 (London, 1760), p. 22. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1509019205566 accessed: 2 April, 2020

location of experience: Venice

Listeners

John George Keysler
Antiquary, Fellow of the Royal Society London
1689-1743

Experience Information

Date/Time May, 1730
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Thu, 26 Oct 2017 13:00:05 +0100
Approved on Wed, 03 Jan 2018 16:42:50 +0000