Lady Sydney Morgan in Como - early 19th Century

from Italy Volume 1, page 185:

The Comasque peasantry scarcely know any food but their polenta, and such fruits as the mountains afford; but though habitually temperate from necessity, they commit excesses, whenever the opportunity offers. The Comasques, poor, laborious, and devout as they are, have several periods of festivity and recreation: their Sundays are always celebrated on the lake, where long …   more >>

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Lady Sydney Morgan, Italy Volume 1, volume 1 (1821), p. 185. accessed: 15 April, 2024

location of experience: Como


Lady Sydney Morgan

Listening to

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Italian folk singing performed by peasants-- adults and children

Experience Information

Date/Time early 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Thu, 11 Jan 2018 19:42:03 +0000
Approved on Wed, 28 Feb 2018 12:06:56 +0000