Fourth Earl of Orford in Florence - mid 18th Century, at night
from Letter from Horace Walpole to Mary Berry, 8 June 1791, pages 446–447:
I was at Venice in summer, and thought airing on stinking ditches pestilential, after enjoying the delicious nights on the Ponte di Trinita at Florence, in a linen night-gown and a straw hat, with improvisatori, and music, and the coffee-houses open with ices—at least, such were the customs fifty years ago!
Horace Walpole, Letter from Horace Walpole to Mary Berry, 8 June 1791. In Mrs. Paget Toynbee (ed.), The Letters of Horace Walpole, Fourth Earl of Orford, volume 14 (Oxford, 1905), p. 446–447. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1535022681128 accessed: 29 September, 2023
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|Music of the improvisatori||performed by improvisatori|
|Date/Time||mid 18th Century, at night|
|Listening Environment||in public|