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Letter 167

The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Letter 167
RecipientChristopher Tolkien
Date15 August 1955
Subject(s)Holiday to Italy

Letter 167 is a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.

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Tolkien described his vacation to Italy with Priscilla. They went to Assisi and Venice. In Assisi, they visited the Basilica di Santa Chiara (during the Feast of Santa Chiara), and in Venice, they attended Verdi's Rigoletto. The first performance was, unfortunately, canceled due to rain, but on their last day in Venice, they saw another.