112 Route 19. MILAN. Theatres.
— Albergo Manin , Via Manin 15; S. TVIarco; "Bella Venezia, Piazza
S. Fedele; -An cor a; "Pozzo, Via Asole 8, near the Ambrosiana, R. 1J|2
—3, B. li|2, D. 23|4, L. i|2, A. 3|4 fr.. Trois Suisses; Pension Suisse,
commeicial. — AlbergoFirenze, Via Principe Umberto near the station;
Borsa, Via Rebecchino 16; Aquila, Via S. Margarita, moderate; Leone;
Passerella; Bissone; Rebecchino; Agnello, Corso Vitt. Ema¬
nuele 4, all in the Italian style, with restaurants.
Restaurants (Trattorie, comp. Introd. V). "Cova, with garden, near
the Scala, concerts on Sund. and Thursd.; -Borsa, near the Scala, expen¬
sive; Accademia, near the latter; Biffi, Gnocchi, in the Galleria
Vittorio Emanuele (see below); "Rebecchino, near the Piazza del Du-
omo; Rinascimento, with garden, by the Porta Venezia; Milano, Via
del Giardino. Isola Botta, outside the town, by the Triumphal Arch
(p. 119), a favourite resort on holidays. Dinner-hours 3—7 p. m.
Cafes (comp. Introd. V). Cafe in the Giardino Pubblico (p. 120);
Europa; "Merlo (best ices), Corso Vitt. Emanuele; "Biffi, "Gnocchi,
both in the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele; Cova (see above); Martini
near the Scala; delle Colonne, Corso Venezia 1; Capello, Via Ca-
pello 14 etc. A dejeuner a la fourchette may be procured at mostjof the
cafe's; also Vienna (35 c.) and Chiavenna beer (30 c). Ices (sorbetto) after
4 p. m. and granita (half-frozen) at an earlier hour are one of the chief
specialties of the cafes. — Beer at the Birraria Nazionale, opposite
the cathedra], and the Birraria della Scala, adjoining the Scala.
Baths, Corso Vittorio Emanuele 26. Swimming-bath outside the Porta
Fiacres ('Broughams'). Drive (corsa) of less than '|2 hr. between 6 a.
m. and 1 a. m. 75 c, between 1 and 6 a. m. 1 fr. 25 c, each article of lug¬
gage 25 c. From the stat. to the town or vice-versa 1, at night l'J4 fr.
Omnibuses from the Piazza del Duomo to the different gates fO c, to
the railway-station 25 c. ; the most frequented are the 'Porta Ticinese' and
the LPorla Garibaldi' lines.
Railway to Camerlata (Como, R. 20), Novara (Genoa, Turin, Arona,
R. 18), Venice (R. 27), Pavia, and Piacenza (Bologna, Ancona, R. 40).
Diligence (Impresa Merzario, Via di S. Dalmazio 2, near the Scala)
daily: to Coire by the Spliigen once in 25 hrs. (RR. 20, 21, 5), by the Ber¬
nardino in 26'j2 hrs. (RR. 23, 4, 6); to Lucerne by the St. Gotthard once in
27!|2 hrs. (RR. 20, 22, 4); to Sion by the Simplon once in 29 hrs.
(RR. 25, 19, 3).
Post Office (PL 53), near the cathedral, at the back of the Palazzo
Reale, Via Rastrelli 4919, open from 8 a. m. to 9 p. m. — Telegraph Office
by the Borsa, Piazza dei Mercanti (PL 8).
Theatres (comp. Introd. VI). Teatro della Scala (PI. 63); alia Canob-
biana (PL 64), only during the Carnival, both with ballet; S. Radegonda
(PL 66), operas, a theatre of the second class; Carcdno (PI. 65), generally
operas. Performances at the " Scala theatre during the autumn and Car¬
nival only; arrangements of the interior worthy of inspection (1 fr.).
Shops. Photographs, books, maps: Art aria e Figlio, Via S. Marghe-
rita. — Silks: Manfredi, Zanardi, et Cie., Via Rastrelli, near the post-
office. — Haberdashers: Martinelli eLandi, Corso Vittorio Emanuele 28.
English Church Service, Vicolo San Giovanni della Conca 12.
Principal Attractions: Cathedral, ascend tower; Galleria Vittorio
Emanuele; Brera (picture-gallery); Arco della Pace; S. Maria delle Grazie
and Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper; S. Ambrogio, the oldest, and S.
Alessandro, the most sumptuous of the churches; Piazza de' Mercanti;
between 6 and 7 p. m. walk in Corso Vittorio Emanuele or outside the
Milan, surnamed 'la gr.ande', entirely reconstructed after its
total destruction in 1162 by the Emp. Fred. Barbarossa, is the
capital of Loinbardy and one of the wealthiest manufacturing
towns (silk being one of the staple commodities) in Italy. The
population, exclusive of the garrison and the suburbs, is 212,240-