The character of feeling with which each great city in Italy is sought, must depend on the taste, the pursuit, or the views of the traveller, who visits them. Every step taken from Florence to Rome deepens the Italian character of the scenery. The Sun and the Church are felt in sensible impressions and obvious forms, as the South and St. Peter’s are approached. The Badia, or Abbey of the Cassinensi, in Arezzo, was, in the middle ages, one of the richest and most splendid convents belonging to that order. It was suppressed at the Revolution, to the great annoyance of the rabble, and of the nobles, as well as of the monks; but a strong effort is now making to fill its cells, and rekindle the fires of its ample kitchen—one of the most complete in the Christian world, save that of the most Christian King in the Tuileries.