10 Route 2.
5-7 fr.), founded by Prince Odescalchi (fine beach; special trains
from Rome on Sun. and Thurs. in summer). — 18iya M. Polidoro.
The line now turns to the right, towards the groves of (185*/2 M.)
Maccarese, the ancient Fregenae, on the Arrone (p. 117), the Aro
of the ancients. We then skirt the former Stagno di Maccarese,
which is now being reclaimed (Bonifica di Maccarese, comp. p. 493).
This tract, which is stili the home of about 1000 buffaloes, belongs
to Prince Giuseppe Rospigliosi of Rome.
193 M. Ponte Galèra, whence a branch-line diverges to Fiumi¬
cino (p. 490).
Near (1971/2 M.) Magliana (p. 489) the Tiber becomes visible,
and the line follows its course (comp. Map, p. 426). — A freer view
is now obtained of the extensive Campagna; to the right, in the
background, the Alban Mts., and to the left the Sabine Mts. ; in the
foreground is San Paolo fuori le Mura.
201 M. Roma San Paolo, outside the Porta Portese (change
carriages for Trastevere, comp. p. 149). The train crosses the Tiber
and skirts the S. E. walls of Rome. To the left are seen the Monte
Testacelo, the Pyramid of Cestius, the Aventine, the Lateran with
the statues crowning its facade, and finally, just before the station
is entered, the so-called Tempie of Minerva Medica. — 204y2 M.
207 M. Rome, see p. 149.
2. From Pisa to Volterra.
Railway via Cecina to Volterra station, 50V2 M., in 2J/2-3 hrs. Ex¬
press to Cecina (no through-connection) 6 fr. 55, 4 fr. 60 e. ; ordinary trains
5 fr. 95, 4 fr. 15, 2 fr. 70 e. ; from Cecina to Volterra 3 fr. 50, 2 fr. 45,
1 fr. 60 c. — Diligence from the station to Volterra (7 M.) in 1V2 hr.
(fare l1/? fr. ; one-horse carr. 4, two-horse 6 fr.). Luggage may be left at
the station at Cecina.
Volterra may be reached also from Pontedéra, a station on the Flor¬
ence and Pisa line (see Baedeker 's Northern Italy), by driving up the
valley of the Era (5-6 hrs.). A private diligence (fare 3 fr.) performs
the journey thrice weekly.
Pisa, see Baedeker's Northern Italy. To (3iy2 M.) Cecina,
see p. 3. The branch-line ascends hence on the right bank of the
Cecina, traversing a district of great minerai wealth (copper, ala-
baster, and serpentine). — 5y2 M. Riparbella; the village lies
2y2 M.^ to the N. — 10y2 M. Casino di Terra; 14y2 M. Ponte
18y2 M. Volterra. The station is situated at the foot of the
lofty hill on which the town lies. The extensive salt-works (Saline)
in the vicinity supply the whole of Tuscany. The rock-salt, resem-
bling that of the Wieliczka mines in Gralicia, is found in lenticular
form, embedded in a tertiary deposit of mari.