[Terni—Saturday, 31 March 1860]

Saturday 31st A lovely morning. We started in a light carriage at 7 in the morning for the Falls. It was too fine a drive and too like a sacred vision near the falls to write about now. We left at 10 for Perugia. Arrived at ½ past 7 in moonlight. We drove hard in the last post in order to arrive before the gates were shut. I have never before known the beauty of Italy. Yesterday and today are never to be forgotten.

The beggars are terrible. Stopped on route to see the Cathedral of S. Maria degli Angeli under the dome of which is the Chapel of St. Francis.


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