Excerpt from An Autumn in Italy: Being a Personal Narrative of a Tour in the Austrian, Tuscan, Roman and Sardinian States, in 1827
The immediate neighbourhood of Milan is a fertile and highly cultivated country. All traces of France are lost, when we observe the large rice fi... elds, divided into compartments for the greater facility of irrigation, and which are either ¿at, or in a succession of terraces, if on an inclined plain. Looking from so great a height over the coun try, these regular mirroxs, covered with sheets of water, above which rows of green plants can only be discerned, have a most beautiful and pleasing effect. For a hundred miles round in every direc tion, a rich and well-watered country strikes the eye, improving in cultivation the nearer it ap proaches to the capital, where ample advantage has been taken of great local facilities, and st: perior knowledge - irrigation being better under stood in this province than any part of Europe.
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