Notes. VENICE. 47. Route. 283
when there is a light in the room. The pastilles (fidibus contro le zanzare,
chiodi) sold by the chemists afford some protection, but many people find
their fumes unpleasant.
Restaurants (Trattorie). "Bauer - Grünwald, Via Ventidue Marzo, by
the Hotel d'Italie (p. 281), with seata outaide, much frequented but notcheap.
— In the Italian Btyle: Restaurunt Pilsen, near the N.W. comer of the
Piazza San Marco, with a amall garden; "Vapore (p. 282); "Cavalletío
(p. 282); Cappella Ñero (p 282); Ciltá di Firenze, with bedrooms, Salizzada
San Moiaé 1346 and Calle del Ridotto 1355, with a small garden, fair, in-
expenaive; Ristor. Panada, Calle dei Specchieri 617, to the N. of the church
of St. Mark (often crowded); Bella Venezia (p. 282), Calle dei Fabbri; Frutelli
Bonvecchiati (with beds), Calle dei Fuseri, near San Luca; Accademia (p. 282),
Rioterrá di Sant' Agnese, convenient for visitors to the Academy. — Oysters
should not be eaten at Venice.
Cafés. In the Piazza of St. Mark, S. side: Florian, the best-known
café, numerous newspapers, high charges: Aurora (Borsa). N. side: Quadri.
After sunset hundreds of chaira and small tables are placed in front of
these cafés for the use of customers. — Giucomuzzi, Calle Vallaresso (Pl. G, 6),
also wine-room; Oriéntale, Riva degli Schiavoni 4204, near the Doge's
palace, much frequented in the morning, these two somewhat cheaper. —
Confectioner : Lavena. on the N. side of the Piazza of St. Mark. — Tea
Room : Ortes, Via Ventidue Marzo.
The Góndolas and Barche take the place of cabB at Venice. Their
'standa' are at the hotels and ferries (tragheiti). The light Venetian Gón¬
dolas, with a low black cabin (felze) and black leather seat, hold 4-6
persons. They are first heard of in a document of 1094 and are painted
black in conformity with a law passed in the 15th century. The Barca
or Battello is a larger craft, carrying 8 persons. The heavy indented iron
prow (ferro), resembling a halberd, ia partly intended to counterbalance the
weight of the rower, and partly as a measure of the height of the bridges,
which cannot be passed unleas the ferro, the highest part of the craft,
cleara them. The rower himself is hailed aa 'Poppe', from the poppa on
which he stands. 'Cavar il felze' meana 'to remove the cabin or covering'.
The shouts of the gondoliers on turning a córner are weird and melancholy:
a-bel means 'look out', tía stali, 'keep to the right', sia premi, 'keep to the
left', sia di lungo, 'keep straight on'.
The Tariff, which must be shown on demand, appliea to the adjoining
ialands as well as to Venice itself. Góndola or barca with one rower
('remo'): in the town, for the first hour 1-2 pers. 1 fr., 3-4 pers. 172 fr.,
5 6 pers. 2 fr., for each additional half-hour half as much again; outside the
town, to the ialands of Giudecca, San Giorgio Maggiore, Lido, San Lazzaro,
Murano, etc., the charge is 1/2 fr. more for every hour or part of an hour.
At night (after the street lampa are lit) 30c extra for every hour. For
a whole day (10 hra.) the charge ia 8 fr. For ahort diatances a bargain
should be made. For a second rower double the ordinary fare is charged,
but a bargain may be made. One, however, suffices for trips in the town
('basta uno'). For public festivitiea bargaining is necesaary. In addition
to the fare a small fee is always expected (for half-day 72-1 f*0- The
góndolas are called in regalar rotation, nnlesa the traveller has some special
choice, when the owner of the selected boat will immediately present him¬
self. The visitor should then indícate what he is willing to pay, e.g. Santi
Giovanni e Paolo mezza lira (1/2 fr.). If the tariff price is rejected, another
boat should be selected. If the góndola is hired by the hour, the passenger
ahows his watch, saying 'all' ora'. It any difficulty arises it is best to apply
to a policeman ( Vigile municipale), or to lodge a complaint, giving the gon-
dola'a number, with the inspector at the municipio (p. 317). — The Ram-
pini' or 'Gunzerf (hookers), who assist passengers to disembark, expect a
ratuity of 2-3 centimes. Care should be taken in embarking and diaem-
arking, especially when the tide is low, exposing the slimy lower steps.
Ferries (Tragheiti). Across the Grand Canal (traghetto diretto) for
1-2 pers. 5, 3-4 pera. 10, 6-6 pers. 20 c.; oblique croaaing (traghetto tras-