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to the r. (S.). Next stations Cambiano, Pessione, Villanuova,
Villafranca, Baldichieri, and S. Damiano. The line penetrates
farther into the heart of the mountains (numerous cuttings),
crosses the Borbone, and reaches the valley of the Tanaro, the
1. bank of which it follows as far as Alessandria.
■y Asti (Leone d'Oro, R. 272, B- l'/2fr-; Albergo Reale), a town
(20,239 inhab.) with numerous towers, the birthplace of the tragic
dramatist Alfieri (A. 1803), les to the 1. of the line. Its wine
and its horticulture enjoy a high reputation. The Gothic Cathedral,
erected in 1348, contains a Nativity by a master of the Cologne
School. The Piazza is adorned with a Statue of Alfieri, by Vini,
inaugurated in 1862. To the r. and 1., at some distance from the
town, rise the vine-clad hills which yield the excellent wine of Asti.
The next stations are Annone, Cerro, Felizzano, and Solero.
The country is flat and fertile; the Tanaro flows on the r. Be¬
fore Alessandria is reached, the line to Arona (R. 25) diverges
to the N. The train now crosses the Tanaro by a bridge of
15 arches, winds past the fortifications, and reaches Alessandria,
see p. 145.
From Alessandria to Genoa, see p. 146.
14. Genoa, Ital. Genova, French Genes.
Hotels, almost all of unattractive exterior. "Hotel Feder (PL a),
formerly the Palace of the Admiraltv, new proprietor, entrance Rue Bogino
9, R. 3 fr. and upwards, L. 1, B. li|2, D. 4, A. 1 fr. — Hotel d'ltalie
(PL b), R. from 2'|2, L. 1, D. 4, A. 1, omn. 1»(* fr.; Quattro Nazioni
(PL d), Palazzo Serra; Hotel de la Ville (PL c), R. 2i|2, L. 1, D. 4i|2,
A. 1, omnibus li|2 fr.; Hotel Royal (PL e); "Croce di Malta (PI. f),
R. 2, L. 3|4, A. 3J4, D. 4, omnibus 1 fr.; Grande Bretagne; "di Genova
(PL h), near the Teatro Carlo Felice; "Hotel de France (PL g), op¬
posite the Hotel Feder, recommended; Pension Suisse, R. 2, D. 3, A.
i|2 fr.; Albergo della Vittoria, Piazza dell'Annunziata 16, R. 2'|2, L.
3|4, A. 3|4fr.; Hotel de l'Europc, Via Teodoro, R. 1—li|2 fr. and Hotel
Smith, near the exchange, Via Ponte Reale, are unpretending, but well
spoken of. Hotel National, near the station (PL C, 2). — Those who
make a prolonged stay at any of the hotels should come to a preliminary
understanding as to the charges.
Restaurants etc. "Concordia, Via Nuova, opp. the Palazzo Rosso
(PL 16), dinner 4—5 fr., good ices 60 c, music frequently in the evening.
"Cafe" d'ltalie at Acqua Sola (p. 93), in summer only, D. 4 fr.; Caffe
dell'Acquasola, corner of Via and Salita Acquasola. Cafe deFrance,
Via Carlo Felice, D. 2'|2 fr.; Rossini, opp. the post-office; Caffe Elve-
ti co, Via Giulia; Caffe del C en tro , Via Nuova 8; Caffe dell'Omni-
hus, Via Lomellina, etc.; Rossini, opp. the post-office. 'Trattoria
della Confidenza, Via Carlo Felice 9, D. 3—4 fr.; Trattoria dell'
Unione, Piazza Campetto 9; Tratt. Nazionale, Via S. Luca 9. —
Birraria Milller, Via Caffaro.
Consulates. English, Salita di S. Caterina; American, Salita de'
Cappuccini, at Acquasola; Prussian, Palazzo Spinola, Via Orefici.
Steamboats: to Leghorn (R. 48) daily in 9 hrs., fares 32'|2, 20'|2 fr.; to
Spezia (R. 49) daily exc. Sund. in 5—6 hrs.; to Leghorn, Civitavecchia,
Naples and Messina, twice weeklv; to Marseilles (p. 22), several times
weekly in 18—20 hrs., fares 76, 58,"37 fr.; to Nice (p. 100) daily at 10 p. m.
in 9—10 hrs., fares 27l|a, 1T'/S fr.; to Sardinia by Leghorn 3 times weekly;