Henry Matthews in Rome - 11 January, 1818, in the morning

from The Diary of an invalid, being the journal of a tour... in Portugal, Italy, Switzerland and France, 1817-1819, pages 118-119:

 

Removed from the Via degli otto Cantoni to the Piazza Mignanelli. The fatigue of mounting 104 steps after a morning's excursion was intolerable;—to say nothing of the fish-stalls, and the other noises of the Corso; amongst which, I was not a little surprised by a daily morning serenade from the odious squeaking bag-pipe. Who could have expected to meet this instrument so far from Scotland?—and yet it is indigenous in this land of music, that is, in the more southern part of it—in Calabria.

cite as

Henry Matthews, The Diary of an invalid, being the journal of a tour... in Portugal, Italy, Switzerland and France, 1817-1819, volume 5th edition (London, 1835), p. 118-119. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1518779460275 accessed: 4 April, 2020

location of experience: Rome

Listeners

Henry Matthews
Judge, travel writer
1789-1828

Listening to

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bagpipe music

Experience Information

Date/Time 11 January, 1818, in the morning
Medium live
Listening Environment outdoors, in public, solitary

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:11:00 +0000
Approved on Wed, 28 Mar 2018 16:47:46 +0100