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INTRODUCTION.

books of these clubs. The rule of the road varies in different parts

of Italy. In Rome and its vicinity the rule is the same as in England,

i. e. keep to the left in meeting, to the right in overtaking vehicles.

In most other districts, however, this rule is reversed.

On the railways cycles are treated as ordinary passengers' lug¬

gage (p. xvi). Valises should not be left strapped to cycles when

sent by rail, owing to the risk of theft (p. xvii).

In sketching the following Circular Tour through Italy,

which is also recommended to motorists, an attempt has been made

to combine the beauties of scenery (as exemplified by the Lakes of

Como and Garda, Florence, Perugia, Waterfalls of Terni, Environs

of Naples, Terracina, Alban Mts., Riviera di Levante, and also the

Riviera di Ponente and the Lago Maggiore), with the attractions of

art (Milan, Brescia, Verona, Vicenza, Padua, Venice, Ferrara, Bo¬

logna, Prato, Florence, Arezzo, Cortona, Perugia, Assisi, Spoleto,

Rome, Monte Cassino, Naples, Pompeii, Psestum, Viterbo, Siena,

San Gimignano, Pisa, Genoa, Piacenza, and, optionally, Turin).

Bertarelli's guide (see p. xvii) is indispensable for this trip. When

travelling through malarial districts (the Roman Campagna, Pses¬

tum) during the warm season it is preferable to use the railway.

1st Day (comp. Bertarelli, Nos. 49,52): Chiasso (758 ft.)-4 M. Como

(659 ft.; steamer to Bellagio)-9i/2 M. Fino Mornasco (1073 ft.)-17i/2M. Seveso

(679 ft.)-31 M. Milan (400 ft.).

2nd Day (Bert. 52): 12 M. Gorgonzola (436 ft.)-22'/2 M. Treviglio (413 ft.)-

251/a M. Caravaggio (367 ft.)-44 M. Chiari (485 ft.)-57'/2 M. Brescia (489 ft.).

3rd Day (Bert. 52): 15 M. Lonato (590 ft.) -19 M. Desenzano (230 ft.;

excursion to Salo and Gargnano; 45 M. there and back, see Bert. 94, 96)-

27V2 M. Peschiera (223 ft.)-31 M. Castelmiovo di Verona (360 ft.)-42'/2 M.

Verona (197 ft.).

[Excursion from Ala to Verona, comp. Bert. 98: Ala (689 ft.)-14i/2 M.

Dolce (377 ft.)-27 M. Parona all' Adige (223 ft.)-30V2 M. Verona (see above).]

4th Day (Bert. 52): 14 M. San Bonifacio (112 ft.)-21 M. Montebello

Vicentino (171 ft.)-32 M. Vicenza (131ft.).]

5th Day (Bert. 52): 19»/2 M. Padua (46 ft.) - 28 M. Stra (33 ft.) - 32 M.

Dolo (26 ft.)-44V2 M. Mestre (13 ft.). Hence by railway or local steamer

to V&YiicCt

6th Day (Bert. 52, 119, 118): From (Venice) Mestre to (25 M.) Padua

(see above)-35M. Battaglia (36 ft.)-38 M. Monselice (33 ft.) - 51 M. Rovigo

(23 ft.)-59'/, M. Polesella (20 ft.)-72i/2M. Ferrara (33 ft.).

7the Day (Bert. 118); 10 M. Malalbergo (39 ft.)-29 M. Bologna (164 ft.).

8th Day (Bert. 140, 152): 10 M. Sasso (416 ft.)-35 M. Castiglione de'

Pepoli (2247 ft.)-40i/2 M. Montepiano (2362 ft.)-60 M. Prato (213 ft.)-71 M.

Florence (180 ft.).

[Or from (10 M.) Sasso (see above) skirting the railway: 37 M. Bagni

della Porretta (1164 ft.)-49 M. Collina (Passo della Porretta; 3057 ft.)-

59i/2 M. Pistoja (213 ft.)-75 M. Prato (see above) - 86 M. Florence. Comp.

Bert. 139, 152.]

9th Day (Bert. 164): 10l/2 M. Pontassieve (321 ft.)-25«/2 M. Figline

Valdarno (426 ft.)-34 M. Montevarchi (472 ft.)-54 M. Arezzo (840 ft.).

10th Day (Bert. 164): 11 M. Castiglione Fiorentino (909 ft.)-19 M. Ca-

muscia (885 ft.; Cortona)-24 M. Terontola (1050 ft.)-31 M. Passignano

rsiifi ft.)-37i/2M. Magione (984 ft.)-50 M. Perugia (1476 ft.).

11th Day (Bert. 164): 10i/2 M. Bastia (659 ft.)-12i/a M. Santa Maria

degli Angeli (715 ft.; Assisi)-19i/2 M. Spello (722 ft.)-22 M. Foligno

(756 ft.).

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