Riots in Italy

Posted August 16, 2011 3:44 pm by Lauren Forbes

It’s understandable that certain words in letters catch your eye, depending on the news around you at the time. I’ve come to a single letter from E. Brufani, staying at the Hotel Perugia, in Perugia, May 1898. From the contents of the letter he must be a bookseller. After acknowledging the receipt of 12 volumes of books, he adds:

“I am sorry to say the riots in Italy have been the cause of sending out of the country many thousand visitors – Though Perugia has been wise enough to remain peaceful”.

A quick search via Google revealed that there were serious bread riots throughout Italy in that year.

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