Richard Colt Hoare in Catania, Sicily - 15 April, 1790

from A Classical tour through Italy and Sicily, page 429:

The Benedictine convent is highly deserving the notice of every traveller. The vast extent and general neatness of the buildings are very striking. It is enriched with a large museum […] The library is handsome; the church spacious and simple in its architecture, not being yet adorned with rich marbles. It contains an organ, justly celebrated as one of the most remarkable in Europe; the variety of its notes, and its accurate imitation of various other musical instruments, is astonishing. It is far superior to that which I heard at St. Martino, near Palermo.

cite as

Richard Colt Hoare, A Classical tour through Italy and Sicily (London, 1819), p. 429. accessed: 18 July, 2024

location of experience: Catania, Sicily


Richard Colt Hoare
Antiquary, Landowner

Listening to

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unspecified organ music

Experience Information

Date/Time 15 April, 1790
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public, solitary

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Tue, 30 Jan 2018 16:08:49 +0000
Approved on Wed, 14 Mar 2018 16:21:32 +0000