delli Sgri. Passeggieri. Al vetturino non e pumesso, di premiere un altro
viaggialtore, sotto qualunque name sin.
<:ii passeggier i ricevono ogni giorni di riaggio salvo quello deir arrivo
al conto del vetturino in un albergo di prima qualitii la cena di (sei) piatti e
■ . . stanze separate ben ammogliate e pulite con . . letti netti e buoni.
II sopradetto Signore spende al sopradetto vetturino la somma di
tenia altera obbligazione di pago.re rnancia, pedaggio, barriera, ctivalli bovi
paste o altra cosa sia. II pagamento detlo sara pagalo nelle jiroprie' man)
del /nedesimo vetturino .... dopo I'arrivo a . . . .
La partenza da . . . . e fissata per il . . . . del mese ....
In caso che il vetturino non tenga un punto del contralto, il viaggiatore
non e tenuto di pagare un quattrino.
Date .... Signature of the vetturino, or .... per non sapere scrivere
fece la croce.
A single traveller may also bargain with a vetturino for one seat,
the charge for which varies. The back-seats are "i primi posti",
which are generally secured by the first comers, who are first
consulted with regard to the arrangement of the journey. For a
single traveller a written contract is hardly necessary. A previous
understanding should, however, be made with regard to the gra¬
tuity ; and a separate room (stanza separata) at the inns should be
stipulated for, otherwise the traveller will run the risk of being
compelled to share the apartment of his travelling companions.
Besides the above-mentioned conveyances, carriages may be
hired everywhere (with one horse about 65 c. per Engl. M.).
Pedestrianism. An Italian never walks if he can possibly drive;
to him it is an inexplicable mystery how walking can afford
pleasure. The remark has been frequently made to the Editor:
"lei e signore e va a piedi?!" In the more frequented districts,
such as the vicinity of Rome, the inhabitants are accustomed to
this mania of strangers, who may wander in the Campagna, and
among the Sabine and Alban Mts. without exciting much sur¬
prise. Excursions on foot in other parts of Italy also possess
their peculiar attractions, and among other advantages that of pro¬
curing for the pedestrian the enviable reputation of being npittore,
or needy individual from whom little is to be extorted.
Prolonged walking-tours, such as are undertaken in more
northern climates, and fatiguing excursions will be found wholly-
unsuitable to the Italian climate. Cool and clear weather should
if possible be selected, and the sirocco carefully avoided. The
height of summer is totally adverse to tours of this kind.
A horse (cavallo) or donkey fsommaro, Neapol. ciucio; sicil. vet-
tura, applied to both animals), between which the difference of
expense is inconsiderable, often affords a pleasant and inexpensive
mode of locomotion, especially in mountainous districts, where the
attendant (pedonej also acts as a servant for the time being. A
previous bargain should be made, tutto compreso, a gratuity being
added if the traveller is satisfied.