A Pilgrimage to Italy : An Account of a Visit to Brindisi, Naples, Mount Vesuvius, Pompeii, Rome, Florence, Venice and Milan (Classic Reprint)

Colonel James Smith

Excerpt from A Pilgrimage to Italy: An Account of a Visit to Brindisi, Naples, Mount Vesuvius, Pompeii, Rome, Florence, Venice and Milan In the delightful pages which follow, the pilgrim to Italy will have the advantage of visiting that land of enchantment under very efficient guidance. Any one who has once travelled to Italy is drawn there again and again by the nameless charm of the country. Few are content to have seen Rome only once. Without drinking the water of the Fountain of Trevi, and proving the truth of the popular legend about it, they are glad to wander again and again about the streets of the Eternal City. Florence and Venice, so haunted by memories of past centuries, and so rich in treasures of priceless art, are no less powerful in their attractiveness and those who have also stayed in Lucca, Pisa, Orvieto, Siena, Ravenna, and Naples - not to mention such cities as Turin and Milan - have added a new source of delight and happiness to life. A glance at the illustrations alone, in the following pages, will give the reader a preliminary pleasure by shewing him what stores of information are here placed at his disposal. Any traveller to Italy, who takes this book with him, will secure a very competent guide, and a very delightful companion. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.