FOREWORD
One morning of excessive summer season 3 pilgrims met jointly within the urban of Genoa to sally forth looking for sunshine and the center Ages.
At least that used to be what the Poet acknowledged, for sunshine and historical Stones have been the passions of the Poet's life.
The thinker insisted that we went looking for Happiness.
It isn't any topic. yet in truth we did meet one July day of sweltering sunshine in Genoa, the Western Gate of Italy, that is a urban of thankful shadows, whose slender streets defy the bright sun.
This is a booklet of easy delights, a chronicle of little pleasures, so I shall now not speak a lot of Genoa, even if to my brain she is the main Italian of the entire nice towns of Italy. Nor shall I converse of Florence, or Naples, or Venice, or Rome. without doubt, like me, you've gotten enjoyed them all.
If you return with me I shall take you clear of the good towns the place your ft are bruised at the stony streets and not suppose the tender hot earth underneath their soles, the place mountainous partitions of brick restrict your imaginative and prescient to smoke-clouded strips of sky, the place you by no means scent the perfume of the evening. for those who include me I shall take you to the hills, the deep-bosomed rolling hills, with their valleys and their plains and with towered towns using on their crests. you are going to lie with me lower than the olives and stone-pines, the place the nice and cozy earth cushions your limbs in luxurious, and the daylight flickering within the eco-friendly shadows lighting fixtures on a wealth of flowers.
Then, when you will, come again for your haunted streets.
But i'm persuaded that in case you move there you will discover a superb content material one of the little towns of serious thoughts which stand knee-deep in plants upon the hills of Italy, or in these nobler towns,—Siena, who belongs to the Madonna, and Perugia, whose identify is as a torch to mild your ft into the Valleys of Romance. of their streets you're seldom close clear of the mountains and the sky; and little gracious weeds and grasses have unfold an internet between their stones as if an elfin global sought to entrap a monster and pull him all the way down to ruin.
CONTENTS
FOREWORD
AREZZO
CORTONA
PERUGIA
TODI
SIENA AND THE PALIO
SAN GIMIGNANO DELLE BELLE TORRI
MONTE OLIVETO MAGGIORE
CHIUSI
HANNIBAL'S THRASYMENE
ASSISI
GUBBIO
ANCONA
LORETO
RAVENNA
THE REPUBLIC OF SAN MARINO
URBINO
FOLIGNO
CLITUMNUS
SPOLETO
THE FALLS OF TERNI
NARNI
ORVIETO: town OF WOE
VITERBO
ROME
ILLUSTRATIONS
Perugia: taking a look in the direction of Assisi
Siena: Torre del Mangia
San Gimignano
Lake Thrasymene
Assisi: The reduce Church of San Francesco
Ancona: The Fishing Fleet
Spoleto: The Aqueduct
The Falls of Terni
Genoa: The Harbour
A road in Arezzo
Cortona from the Porta S. Margherita
Perugia: Piazza del Municipio
Perugia: the hoop of the Blessed Virgin
Perugia: Porta Eburnea
Perugia: The Tomb of the Volumnii
A highway in Siena
Siena: S. Domenico and the through Benincasa
Siena from the Convento dell'Osservanza
Siena: The Palio
San Gimignano: the showering Place
Chiusi: The Palace of the Bishop
A highway in Assisi
The Little Cloister in S. Francesco d'Assisi
Assisi: The Porziuncula
Gubbio: Piazza Vittorio Emanuele
Gubbio: through Carmignano
Loreto
San Marino
Urbino: San Francesco
Foligno: the showering Place
The Temple of Clitumnus
A highway in Spoleto
The farm animals reasonable at Narni
A road in Orvieto
Orvieto: Etruscan Tomb
Viterbo: Mediaeval condo within the Piazza S. Lorenzo
Viterbo: From a Window within the Palace of the Popes
Viterbo: through di S. Pellegrino
Rome: St. Peter's visible from the Arco Oscuro
Rome: A Fountain within the Borghese Gardens
A highway in Genoa
Arezzo: The Prison
Cortona from the Piazza Garibaldi
Perugia: element from the Choir of S. Pietro de' Cassinensi
Perugia: Arco di Augusto
The Griffon of Perugia
Fountain within the Cloister of S. Pietro de' Cassinensi
Details from the Apse of the Cathedral of Todi
Todi: S. Maria della Consolazione
Siena: Banner-holder
Siena: Torch-rest
Sienese Youths in Palio Dress
Seen on the Palio
The Towers of San

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