dom of movement better than the circular tour tickets, The general
season tickets are issued only at some of the principal stations (such
as Florence, Milán, Turin, Bologna, Genoa, Pisa, and Leghorn), but a
f orm of application may be obtained at any station. The applicant must
pay 1 fr. when orderiug the ticket and at the same time furnish an
unmounted photograph of himself. The ticket is issued at the chief
stations 2hrs.,atthe smaller stations about24hrs. after the application.
Luggage. No luggage is allowed free, except small articles
taken by the passenger into his carriage ; the rate of charge is 4J/2 e-
for 100 kilogrammes per kilométre. Travellers who can confine their
impedimenta to articles which they can carry themselves and take into
the carriages with them will be spared much expense and annoyance.
Those who intend to make only a short stay at a place, especially
when the town or village lies at some distance from the railway,
had better leave their heavier luggage at the station till their return
(daré in deposito, or depositare; 5 c. per day for each piece, mín¬
imum 10 c.) or forward it to the final destination. At small stations
the traveller should at once look after his luggage in person. — The
luggage-ticket is called lo scontrino. Porters (facchini) who convey
luggage to and from the carriage are entitled to 5-20 c. per package
by tariff; and attempts at extortion should be flrmly resisted.
As several robberies of passengers' luggage have been perpetrated in
Italy without detection, it is as well that articles of great valué should
not be entrusted to the safe-keeping of any trunk or portmanteau, however
strong and secure it may seem (comp. p. xiv). — Damaged trunks may be
secured by leaden seáis (piombare) for 5 c. each package.
The enormous weight of the large trunks used by some travellers not
infrequently causes serious injury to the porters who have to handle them.
Heavy articles should therefore always be placed in the smaller packages.
Italian Railway Restaurants , especially those at frontier-stations,
leave much to be desired. Luncheon-baskets (3-4 fr.) may be obtained
at some of the larger stations.
Passengers by night-trains from the larger stations may hire pillows
(cuscino, guanciale; i fr., for abroad 2 fr.). These must not be removed
from the compartment.
Steamers. The time-tables of the steamer-rout es are given in
the larger railway-guide mentioned at p. xvi; but changes are so
frequent that enquiríes on the spot are always advisable.
On the Italian Lakes the tickets are usually issued on board
the steamer. Passengers embarking at intermedíate stations receive
checks which they show on purchasing their tickets. There is no
extra charge for embarking or disembarking at small-boat stations.
The railways issue tickets including the lake-journey. Return-
tickets do not usually permit of the journey being broken. On
Sundays in suromer the boats are frequently crowded by excur-
sionists. — The steamers occasionally leave the smaller stations as
much as 10 min. in advance of the scheduled times, but they are
much more frequently late.
In the proper season a steamer trip on the Mediterranean, especially
between Genoa, Spezia, and Leghorn, or on the Adriatic, between Venice
and Trieste, is a very charming experience. Tickets should be taken in