In that land are mountains far higher than the Alban mountains; the vast Roman Campagna
, a hundred miles long and full forty broad, is really small compared to the United States of America; the Tiber, that celebrated river of ours, which stretches its mighty course almost two hundred miles, and which a lad can scarcely throw a stone across at Rome, is not so long, nor yet so wide, as the American Mississippi--nor yet the Ohio, nor even the Hudson.
Its owner, Sir William Hamilton, Britain's Envoy Extraordinary to Naples, first popularised interest in these ancient vessels during a period when large numbers were being excavated from cemeteries in the Roman Campagna
Furthermore, the reference to the Roman Campagna
, so common a site of pleasurable trips since the times of the Grand Tour recalls, on the one hand, the chapters in Hawthorne's novel (Chapter XLVI, 'A Walk on the Campagna' and Chapter XLVII, 'The Peasant and Contadina') and, on the other, the comment in Howells's 'Roman Pearls' chapter in Italian Journeys (1878: 172): 'In all our ramble we met not a soul, and I scarcely know what it is makes this walk upon the Campagna one of my vividest recollections of Rome, unless it be the opportunity it gave me to weary myself upon that many-memoried ground as freely as if it had been a woods-pasture in Ohio.
From a private New Jersey collector comes a rare and fine oil on canvas by Hermann David Salomon Corrodi, (Italian, 1844-1905), depicting a view of the “Ruins in the Roman Campagna
The history of malaria in the Roman Campagna
from ancient times.
The fourth part, "Lo spartiacque del cambiamento politico," focuses on the Roman campagna
as it was perceived by travelers to Rome: as a desert, in the first half of the nineteenth century, a landscape peopled only by ruins.
My cheap print, Claude Lorraine, Nicolas Poussin, and Gaspar Poussin in the Roman Campagna