Charles C.F. Greville in Villa Belvidere, Frascati - 2 June, 1830

from Journal entry, 2 June 1830, page 391:

To the Villa Belvidere, belonging to Prince Aldobrandini, deserted and neglected, but very enjoyable, full of childish waterworks, but a good house, which is to be hired for 150l. a year, and might be made very comfortable. Here is Mount Parnassus, and the water turns an organ, and so makes Apollo and the Muses utter horrid sounds, and a Triton has a horn which he is made to blow, producing a very discordant noise.

cite as

Charles C.F. Greville, Journal entry, 2 June 1830. In Henry Reeve (ed.), The Greville Memoirs: A Journal of the Reigns of King George IV and King William IV, volume 1 (London, 1874), p. 391. accessed: 24 May, 2024

location of experience: Villa Belvidere, Frascati


Charles C.F. Greville
Clerk-in-ordinary to the Privy Council, Political and social diarist, Private secretary

Listening to

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A musical water feature

Experience Information

Date/Time 2 June, 1830
Medium live
Listening Environment outdoors

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 22 Jun 2018 15:55:10 +0100
Approved on Sat, 30 Jun 2018 18:58:05 +0100