Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Day 6 - 18th April 1483

"On the 18th I climbed yet higher up the mountains, and crossed the pass which is called the Brenner, where I suffered from the intense cold-for there even in summer time there is always ice, snow, and hoar-frost. From that ridge I went down the other side a long way till I came to the town of Stertzing, where I found my lords in the inn with other noblemen and their followers. I found there Lord Heinrich von Stofel, and Lord John the Truchsess, and Lord Ursus von Rechberg; but the fourth member of the party, Lord John Werner, Baron van Cymbern, had ridden on in advance of them, that he might prepare a suitable lodging at Venice for their lordships and all our party."

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