From Iran to Venice


in The Travels and Journal of Ambrosio Bembo

Published by University of California Press

Published in print September 2007 | ISBN: 9780520249387
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520940130 | DOI:
From Iran to Venice

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Bembo and his team's journey ended in a vast plain that stretched as far as the eye could see. They lodged in one of the houses, where there was not even enough barley for the houses. They rode all night and took only a rest around dawn in a low place between two mountains. They set off again soon after sunrise and traveled all day through desert places. They took their leave after many delights, and the consul accompanied them to the staircase, while the other merchants honored them by accompanying them to their consul's house, where the captain lived. That same evening, their consul received the visit of the French consul. The pasha was not there, as he was engaged in a campaign. They found a countryside irrigated by a stream which springs from a mountain that they later climbed after some travelling.

Keywords: consul; delights; pasha; barley; staircase

Chapter.  14007 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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