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FLORENCE, in Italian, Firenze.

and back,

return from Rome by Temple of Vesta. Frascati.

Miles. Here then you combine, not only truly classic regions, but also the very spot ever to be revered by the true Christian, being the identical route over which the great Apostle Paul was led captive to plead his Master's cause.

Val d'Arno The Baptistery Chiesa St. Marco

Royal Gallery
Palazzo Strozzi

Do not omit, whilst at Rome, to make an
excursion to that most classical, most lovely
spot-Tivoli,—to view the Cascade and
the remains of Roman Villas, and the Tem-
ple of Vesta. Frascati must also be seen.
In Italy, in fact, what must not be seen?
A fine and most interesting country, being
the place where the famous battle of Thra-
symenus was fought by Hannibal.

195 The capital of Tuscany, at the foot of the
Appennines, in the lovely Val d'Arno, wa-
tered by the river of that name. If Italy be
the garden of the world, the Val d'Arno is
the garden of Italy. The Etrurian Athens
boasts of a pure climate, a pure language,
and of being the cradle of Dante and Buon-
arotti, amongst the many mighty names
that quaffed inspiration in "la bellissima
Firenze." The Arno flows through the
city, and is crossed by four bridges. The
surrounding hills are covered with vine-
yards, and olive and bay trees, interspersed
with Monasteries and beautiful Villas.
The Royal Gallery of Florence is one of
the finest collections in the world; and the
Tribune is, perhaps, the richest room of the
whole. See the collection of the Palazzo
Pitti, notwithstanding its prison exterior.

S. Spirito
Sa. Croce

S. Lorenzo
Ma. Novello
del Carmine
The Arno
Hospital Sa. Ma.


Royal Museum Nat.


Academia Florentina


Pitti, &c.

Italy: Florence-The Appennines-Bologna.

The Duomo

The Campanile
Leaning Pillar
The Pergola
Teatro Nuovo
Boboli Gardens
The Prato






Miles. The Duomo is an imposing edifice. magnitude, no less than the costliness of its workmanship and material, strikes forcibly at first." The Campanile, which stands by the Duomo, is an elegant tower faced with marble. The Park, the various Churches, (particularly the Jesuits,) the Leaning Pillar, the Bologna Gate, the Anatomical Museum, and the one of Natural History. The whole city is replete with splendid buildings. It has, however, at first, a heavy effect. There is a malleposte from Rome to Florence, but no diligence; it carries two passengers, at an expense of 4d. per mile. The Hotels of Florence are excellent; and there is the Hotel Suisse, a large boarding-house, at 25s. per week. Mrs. Clark's, an English boarding house; and Madame Hombert, who keeps three hotels, all good.

As there is no diligence from Florence to Bologna, you must take the vetturino. For about 45 miles of the road you ascend the Appennines, from the summit of which you see the Mediterranean and the Adriatic. There is a Hotel, where you rest at night, and where you are sure of meeting travellers passing and repassing. Hence to Bologna is a descent.

(Note.)-Should you be disposed to omit Florence, or suppo sing you to have seen it in your way, there is a malle-poste for one passenger, which goes direct from Rome to Bologna, a distance of 350 miles, by Terni, Narni, across the Appennines by Pesaro and the Atriatic, in which, by making a bargain, you may be taken for four guineas, although more is asked. You are out three nights and two days. It is an excellent post-chariot, with four horses, and two dragoons as an escort. There is also a dili gence, which goes nearly by the same route, but a little more circuitous, by Rimini, in five days, resting occasionally at night.

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Miles. At Bologna there are fine Statue and Picture Galleries, and the first Anatomical Museum in all Italy. The Church of the Virgin, with a covered walk to it of three miles. An Opera House. The Hotels are not particularly good. It is a very large city but gloomy, owing in a great measure to the arched pavements. There is no mail or diligence on this road. The country, though rich, is flat and uninteresting, except Ferrara, there being no place worthy of notice.

102 Venice-floating Venice-is about five miles from the main land by water, Whoever has seen Canaletti, has seen Venice even as it is—majestic, yet forlorn. The Doges have passed away, and their realm of enchantment has sunk into a manacled slave. The only horses to be seen are the four of St. Marc. The only trees are in the Royal Garden. The only banners are those of Austria,-its only glory the past. Engage a gondola by the hour, and row round the canals; for in this land of waters pedestrianism is treason against the soil. The objects most worthy of notice are, the Arsenal, (with thoughts of what it was,) the Palace of the Doge, and their portraits, with Faliero's Pall, the most impressive picture of the whole; the eccentric and splendid Cathedral of St. Marc; the Piazza; and the Campanile; the elegant

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S. Salvatore

Il Redentore of the Jesuits

Maria della

S. Caterina

S. Zaccaria

S. Sebastiano

- S. Giobbe

&c. &c. &c.

Piazza di Brag

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Teatro della




Roman Arch

Italy: Venice-Verona.

Miles. Rialto; Bonaparte's Palace, Picture and
Statue Gallery.

In the Academy of Painting are some fine
productions of Titian; his exquisite Pietro
Martire, and Assumption of the Virgin,
also the Miracle of St. Marc, by "the
sweeping Tintoretto." Many of the pri
vate Palaces have also fine collections.
In taking lodgings, recollect the higher
you choose apartments the better, for the
canals are often offensive. If fashion
restrain you from such altitude, recollect
that such is the fashion in Venice. Be-
sides which, the anomaly of a fashionable
traveller! The Hotel de la Gran Bretag-
na is a very good house, and not expensive.
The cypress wine here is excellent, and
deserves to be quaffed. Old recollections,
and the epicurism of the present, equally
prompt to the libation.

90 There is a malle-poste which goes from Venice to Verona three days in the week, carrying four, which sets off at night, and arrives at ten next morning. · The Roınan Amphitheatre is a splendid monument of antiquity, ranking next to the Coliseum. The Cathedral; the Tomb of the Capulets; Juliet's Tomb, two miles off; the Roman Arch, are all worthy of notice. The environs are beautiful, and are highly interesting to those who chronicle bloody deeds, on account of the battle fought by Bonaparte with the Austrians.

25 The excursion to this beautiful Lake will

Lago di Garda


and back to VERONA.

The Brenner



Miles. only occupy one day, and will amply repay the traveller. Lakes may be truly called "gems of the purest water, set in the verdant earth." They invariably create pleasing emotions, from the facility with which they are received by the eye and the mind. Nothing can be more lovely and sublime than this route. You gradually advance into mountain scenery, by a fine road skirting the river Adige, a rapid, winding river. On one side are hills planted with vineyards and shrubs; on the other, rugged rocks. There is a malle-post, which carries four, as far as Brixen, about 90 miles; whence you must go to Inspruck by vetturino; but the same malle-poste is continued on to St. Gall and the Lake of Constance in Switzerland.

The Tyrol properly begins at Brixen, where the scenery assumes a grand character. The Glaciers and the stupendous Mountain Passes, the Tyrolean Costumes and decorated Houses, add to the picturesque effect.

If you can divest yourself of the idea of bravery and happiness on entering the Tyrol, you are perhaps the first traveller who has done so. There are certain harmless associations which should be considered sacred, and the halo of the Tyrol is so free from the noxious qualities of most irradiations of fame, that it behoves you, gentle reader, even though you be an author, to spare the land of Hofer.

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