of the first or the second class, in which the accommodation, manage¬
ment, etc., have been found to merit the distinction, are denoted by
an asterisk; others which are good of their kind are described as
'good', 'well spoken of, etc. Where no such qualification is made the
Editor reserves his judgement. It is in any case impossible when
dealing with such a large number of hotels, the prices and manage¬
ment of which constantly vary, to give more than an approximate
indication as to their various merits, and the fact that a house finds
no place in these pages does not necessarily imply that comfortable
quarters cannot be obtained there.
To hotel-proprietors, tradesmen, and others the Editor begs to
intimate that a character for fair dealing and courtesy towards
travellers is the sole passport to his commendation, and that
advertisements of every kind are strictly excluded from his Hand¬
books. Hotel-keepers are also warned against persons representing
themselves as agents for Baedeker's Handbooks.
M. = Engl. mile.
R. = room, also Route.
ft. = Engl. foot.
B. = breakfast.
kil. = kilometre.
D. = dinner.
kg. = kilogramme.
A. = attendance.
hr. = hour.
L. = light.
min. = minute.
dej. = dejeuner (luncheon).
Alb. = Albergo (hotel).
rfmts. = refreshments.
Tratt. = Trattoria (restaurant).
pens. = pension (i.e. board and
omn. = omnibus.
carr. = carriage.
fr. = franc (Ital. lira).
N. = North, northern, northwards.
c. = centime (Ital. centesimo).
S. = South, etc.; also supper.
ca. = circa (about).
E. = East, etc.
comp. = compare.
W. = West, etc.
capp. = cappella (chapel).
The letter d with a date, after the name of a person, indicates the
year of his death. The number of feet given after the name of a place
shows its height above the sea-level. The number of miles placed before.
the principal places on railway-routes and highroads indicates their distance
from the starting-point of the route.
Asterisks are used as marks of commendation.