John Chetwode Eustace in near Vallombrosa Abbey, Italy - early 19th Century, in the afternoon

from A Classical Tour through Italy, pages 210-211:


While thus employed on the summit, we heard the bell tolling below for afternoon service. The tolling of a church bell is one of the few sounds that disturb the silence, without lessening the solemnity of solitary scenes. In our descent, we stopped occasionally to listen to its deep roar, re-echoed from the opposite woods, and re-bellowing from steep to steep. It …   more >>

cite as

Rev. John Chetwode Eustace, A Classical Tour through Italy, volume 2 (London, 1819), p. 210-211. accessed: 24 September, 2023

location of experience: near Vallombrosa Abbey, Italy


John Chetwode Eustace
Roman Catholic priest, travel writer

Listening to

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Church bells

Experience Information

Date/Time early 19th Century, in the afternoon
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:01:16 +0000
Approved on Wed, 14 Mar 2018 14:36:46 +0000