journey once, those with tickets for over 310 M. twice; but the
ticket must be shown to the capostazione on leaving the train, and
again presented at the ticket-office to be stamped before the journey
Rett/bn Tickets (Biglietti di andata-ritorno) for distances up to
100 kilométres (62 M.) are valid for one day only, up to 200 kil.
for 2 days, up to 300 kü. for 3 days, and beyond 300 kil. for 4 days.
But those issued on Saturdays and the eves of festivals are avail-
able for three, those issued on Sundays and festivals for two days
at least. These tickets do not allow the journey to be broken.
Cincui/AE. Tour Tickets from London to Italy, with fixed itine-
raries, are issued in considerable variety by the South Eastern and
Chatham and the London. Brighton, & South Coast Railway Com-
panies. The so-called 'Rundreise Tickets' (biglietti combinabili
intemazionali), with routes arranged to meet the wishes of particular
travellers, are also convenient. These tickets (books of coupons)
are not issued for distances under 600 kil. (373 M.), reckoned from
the flrst! Continental station reached from England. Those for
distances up to 2000 kil. are valid for 45 days, for 2001-3000 kil.
for 60 days, and beyond that distance for 90 days. These inter-
national tickets allow of no free luggage, but permit the journey
to be broken without formality at any of the stations named in them.
If the traveller alight at other stations he must at once apply to the
capostazione for recognition of the break of journey. Some express
trains are not avaiiable for short distances by the holders of these
tickets (comp.p. 107, etc.). — Tickets of both the above-mentioned
kinds and full information may be procured in London (at the
principal stations of thesouthern railways and at the ordinary tourist-
agencies), in París, and at the chief towns of Germany and SwitzeT-
land. — Those with whom economy is an object may save a good deal
by taking return-tickets to the Swiss frontier, travelling third class
in Switzerland, and then taking circular-tour tickets in Italy.
These tickets have to be signed by the traveller and require to be
stamped at each fresh starting-point with the ñame of the next station
at which the traveller intends to halt. This may be done either at the
city-office or at the railway-station (usually at a special ticket-office,
labelled 'viaggi circolari'). If the traveller makes up his mind en route
to alight before or beyond the station for which his ticket has been stamped.
he must at once apply to the capostazione of the station where he leaves
the train for recognition of the break in the journey ('accertare il cam¬
biamiento di"destinazion¿). When the traveller quits the prescribed route,
intending to rejoin it at a point farther on, he has also to procure an
'annoiazione'' at the station where he alights, enabling him to resume bis
circular tour after his digression Cvale per riprendere alia stazione . . . il
viaggio interrotto a . . .'). If this ceremony be neglected the holder of the
ticket is required to pay full fare for the omitted portion of the route for
which the ticket is issued.
General Tickets. The so-called Biglietti di Abbonamento Speciale
or General Season Tickets entitle the holder to travel at will during
a given time over the Italian railways and thus preserve his free-
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