0Tuesday. 28th [September 1897]—Villa Pisani, Vescovana
BaylorBrowning Guide

         Lady Layard’s Journal         
Go to a Date         
Search the Journal         
Previous Entry | Following Entry
28 September 1897 — Villa Pisani, Vescovana
Tuesday. 28th [September 1897]. I got up at 7 & dressed & had to interpret for the servants we had brought with us who could not speak with the Italian servants. At 9 Princess Charlotte, the Guicciolis, Herr v. Roederer & I breakfasted on the terrace under the shade of the creepers & then the Guicciolis took them out to see the Countess farms while I went & sat with Lady Vivian who was still in bed. At 11.15 we took leave of Countess Pisani to drive to St Elena station to return to Venice by the express at 12.40. Just as we had left we met a carriage containing the Sindaco of Este & 3 other authorities who had driven over to Vescovana to pay their respects to HRH. They followed us so S. Elena station & presented her with a bouquet & a photograph of the picture of S. Tecla. We had 4 minutes to wait at the station having left Vescovana too early & it was rather weary work doing the civil but we were immensely helped by the Guiccioli who had accompanied us to see us off. Lady Vivian remained at Vescovana & went later to Rovigo to catch a train to Rome from whence she will return to England. Pss Charlotte, Herr von Roederer & I reached Venice at 1.50 & I took them home to luncheon with me & then they went off back to Lido. I found a note from Genl de Horsey asking me to go to tea with him to meet Sir Henry & Lady Mallet & their daughter & Mr Hamilton Aidé so off I went & pleased the dear old Genl very much. Dined alone & went early to bed.

Previous Entry | Following Entry