That is Canossa—the alba Canossa, the candida petra of its rhyming chronicler.
He is wearing a penitent's sack over his regal habit, as at Canossa.
He was forced to yield; and, crossing the Alps in the middle of winter, he presented himself at the castle of Canossa.
How could an instrument written at Canossa have been written at Rome?
No sooner had Henry reached Turin, than he set forward again in the direction of Canossa.
The matter ended at Canossa, as you know, when the Emperor had to kiss the Pope's foot.
Azzo, his second son, fortified Canossa, and made it his principal place of residence.
At this period Bismarck made his famous declaration, "To Canossa we do not go!"
As yet, however, after nearly two hours' driving, Canossa has not come in sight.
It was in the year 1080, three years after the events of Canossa, that the next step was taken by Gregory.