with the aid of a plan, are recommended, before starting,
to mark their point of destination with a coloured pencil.
This will enable them to avoid many a circuitous route.
Those who desire a more intimate acquaintance with the
country than the following pages will enable them to attain
should purchase the admirable Supplementary Sheets of
G. Jfayr'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 Topoffrafico (Naples, 1835) will be found useful.
Altitudes are given in Parisian feet (1 Par. ft. =
I'/is Engl. ft.).
Distances are generally given in English miles. The
Italian "miglio" varies in different districts. Approximately
it may be stated that 1 Engl. M. = 6/7 Ital. migl. =
IVu Roman migl.
Railway, Diligence and Steamboat Time-tables.
The most trustworthy are contained in the uGuida-Orario
vfficiale cli tutte le strode ferrate cTItalia contenente anche le
indieazioni dei Piroscafi (steamboats), Corrieri, Diligenze"
etc., with map, published at Milan (price 40 c).
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 in¬
dicating those hotels which the editor believes to be com¬
paratively 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.