Madame de Gabriac et al. in Genoa - 7 April, 1817

from Diary of Mary Berry, 7 April 1817, page 120:

Dined at the French Ambassador’s. After the second course a great noise was heard in the streets, which the Ambassador did not wish us to notice. But Madame de Gabriac knew that it was the procession they call here ‘La Casacchia,’ and that it was well worth the seeing. It was passing at the time, and we and more than half the company went out upon the terrace to see it. It is a confraternity of St. James, which every year makes this procession to some convent about a mile from Genoa ; then half a dozen other fraternities of penitents, all distinguished by…   more >>

cite as

Mary Berry, Diary of Mary Berry, 7 April 1817. In Lady Theresa Lewis, Lady Theresa Lewis and Lady Theresa Lewis (ed.), Extracts of the Journal and Correspondence of Miss Berry from the Year 1783 to 1852, volume 3 (London, 1865), p. 120. accessed: 19 April, 2024

location of experience: Genoa


Mary Berry
Author, literary hostess, Playwright

Listening to

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music to accompany a religious procession performed by bands

Experience Information

Date/Time 7 April, 1817
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, outdoors

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:37:13 +0000
Approved on Tue, 04 Dec 2018 10:17:37 +0000