drove through the Villa Pamfili Doria
, which is very beautiful.”
. To visit Countess Catucci
at Villino Catucci
She was a Miss Mary Stearns
, of Springfield, Massachusetts
Her husband has been an officer of the King
Before the unification of Italy
, he was sent to Perugia to reclaim deserters from among the recruits for the Italian
was then living near Perugia.
called to assure him with great politeness that he would take his word and not search his premises.
treated him with equal politeness, but declined to continue the acquaintance after his removal to Rome
, when he became Pope
. The first meeting of our little circleat Miss Leigh Smith
's, 17 Trinita dei Monti
I presided and introduced Richard Norton
, who gave an interesting account of the American School of Archaeology at Athens
, and of the excavations at Athens
He took a paper outline of my profile, wishing to model a bust of me.”
The Winthrop Chanlers
were passing the winter in Rome
; this added much to her pleasure.
The depression gradually disappeared, and she found herself once more at home there.
She met many people who interested her: Hall Caine
, Bjornstjerne Bjornson
, many artists too. Don Jose Villegas
, the great Spanish painter (now Director
of the Prado Museum
), who was living in his famous Moorish villa on the Monte Parioli
, made a brilliant, realistic