with the country than the following pages will enable
them to attain should purchase the admirable Supple¬
mentary Sheets of G. Mayr's Atlas of the Alps (for Central
and Southern Italy). They are most easily procured in
Germany (price, mounted, 2 dollars each). For Naples the
map of the Real Officio Topografico (Naples, 1835) will be
Altitudes are given in English feet.
Distances are generally given in English miles. The
Italian "miglio" varies in different districts. Approximately
it may be stated that 1 Engl. M. = s/7 Ital. migl. =
lVu Roman migl.
Railways, Diligences, and Steamboats. The
most trustworthy time-tables are contained in the "Indicatore
ufficiale delle strode ferrate, della navigazione, telegrafla,
e poste del Regno d'Italia" (with small map, price 1 fr.),
Hotels. In no country does the treatment which the
traveller experiences at hotels vary so much as in Italy,
and attempts at extortion are probably nowhere so out¬
rageous. The asterisks are therefore to be regarded as
indicating those hotels which the Editor believes to be
comparatively respectable, clean, and reasonable. The
average charges stated in the Handbook will at least
enable the traveller to form a fair estimate of the demands
which can be justly made.