Some of the most famous trovatori (troubadours) of the Provence came to visit here and sang their canzone, songs to honour their hosts, the viscounts of Oramala, at their castle in the Oltrepò Pavese, Lombardy, 50 km south of Milan. Aimeric de Peguilhan sang about his signore Guglielmo in a splendid funeral complaint, Peire Raimon wrote a playful song about the name of Malaspina, Albertet de Sisteron, Aimeric de Belenoi and Guihem de la Tor sang traditional songs about the ladies of the court.
(Final image courtesy of Alessandro Vecchi… many thanks!)
Stef has just completed his firstbook about his experiences in Italy during the first few years (in Dutch). An English translation will appear later in 2016. Interested? Send me a mail and have a look at my Facebook page.