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with blocks of limestone, called the Karst (Ital. Carso), extending
from Fiume to Gorizia (p. 281). The train (2 hrs. by express from
Adelsberg to Trieste) threads its way through this wilderness of
stones, crosses the Poik at (321 M.) Prestranek, and beyond
(326 M.) St. Peter (branch-line to Fiume) passes through six
tunnels. Stations Lesece, Divazza (272 M. to the S.E. are the
grottoes of S. Canzian), Sessana (1627 ft.). The train descends
to (353M.) Prosecco and (358M.) Nabresina (Hotel Boswirth; Rail.
Restaurant), where the line to Venice by Udine diverges (R. 41),
and affords a magnificent *View of the blue Adriatic, Trieste, and
the Istrian coast (views to the right). The slopes are planted with
olives, fig-trees, and trellised vines. — 363 M. Grignano, the last
station, is not above I72 M. below Prosecco in a straight direction.
On ihePunta Grignana, which here projects into the sea, is situated
the handsome chateau of Miramar (p. 56 ; station). Before reaching
(370 M.) Trieste the train penetrates a tunnel, 906 ft. in length.
Trieste. — Arrival. The handsome Railway Station lies to the N.
of the town, about 1 M. from the Exchange. The Omnibuses of the prin¬
cipal hotels meet the trains (30-40 kr.). Cabs into the town, with one
horse 50 kr., with two horses 1 fl. 20 kr. (between midnight and 6a.m.
80 kr. or 1 fl. 60 kr.); from the town to the station 40 or 80 kr. Small
articles of luggage free, trunk 10-15 kr. — Porter's charge, up to HOlbs., 20 kr.
Hotels (all more or less of an Italian character). *H6tel de la Ville
(PL a; E, 4), Riva Carciotti 3, close to the harbour, R. 172-5 fl. ; *H6tel
Delorme, Via al Teatro 2, opposite the Exchange, R. l!/2 A-, L. 30, B. 30,
omn. 40 kr.; Europa (PL c; C,3), Piazza della Caserma, 1/tM.. from the
station, R. I-I72 A., with restaurant; Aquila Nera, Via S. Spiridione 2,
with a good restaurant (beer); Albergo Daniel (PL e; E,4), Via S. Niccolo 2,
good restaurant; Citta di Vienna, Via S. Niccolo 11; Hotel Garni, Piazza
Grande 5, with baths, R. 1-3 fl. — Sardone, Branzino, Tonina, and Barbone
are good sea-fish. Prosecco is a half-effervescing wine like that of Asti
(p. 81); Refosco, a very dark sweet wine; the ordinary wines are Terrano
and Istriano, usually drunk with an admixture of water.
Cafes. "Litke, Degli Specchi, Piazza Grande ; Vecchio Tommaso, on the
harbour, near the Hotel de la Ville; Tergesteo, Teatro, in the Tergesteo
(p. 56); Stella Polare; Caffe Adriatico, near the post-office, and others. —
Restaurants. '■'Puntigamer Bierhalle, Via S. Niccolo 5 (first floor); Stein-
felder Bierhalle, Piazza della Borsa 12; Berger, Via S. Niccolo 15; Cervo
d'Oro, Corsia Stadion 21; Belvedere, in the old town below the castle (reached
by the Vicolo S. Chiara), good view from the garden. — Osterie in the
Italian style: All' Adriatico, Via di Vienna 918; Bissaldi, Canal Grande.
Fiacres ('Broughams'). Drive in the town with one horse or two
horses, 1/4 hr., 30 or 45 kr., i/2 hr. 50 or 80, % hr. 75 kr. or 1 fl. 10 kr.,
1 hr. 1 fl. or 1 fl. 80 kr., each additional 1/i hr. 20 or 30 kr., at night
(after 9 p.m.) 10 kr. more per l/t hr. See also above.
Tramway from the station along the harbour, past the Tergesteo, and
through the Corso and Corsia Stadion to the Giardino Pubblico, Boschetto,
and Campo Marzo; fare 5-10 kr.
Steamboats to Muggia, Capo d'Istria, and Pirano, several times daily;
small vessels to Parenzo, Rovigno, and Pola, daily. Steamboats of the
Austrian Lloyd to Venice three times weekly, via, Istria and Dalmatia;
to Fiume twice weekly, etc.
Post Office (PL 26; D, 3), Via della Posta. — Telegraph Office, Via
della Dogana, No. 926.
Baths. Oesterreicher, Via Lazzaretto Vecchio 7, near the Artillery
Arsenal; Hdtel de la Ville; Hotel Garni, etc. ; warm baths at all these.
Turkish and vapour baths at the Bagni Rikli, on the road to the Boschetto,