e. Via Nazionale.
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public service; *82. Simi, Rural Graces (inspired by Botticelli's 'Spring',
at Florence). — Room 21 : Cabianca, Early morning in Venice, Winter
in the Ciociaria (p. 169) ; 67-69. De Nittis, Races in the Bois de Boulogne.
— Room 22. Sartorio, Medusa, Diana of Ephesus (unfinished) ; Biondi,
Roman Saturnalia, colossal bronze group.
The next side street on the right, the Via Milano, leads to the S.
entrance to the Tunnel (380 yds. long, 16 yds. wide), completed
in 1902, which passes under the Quirinal, affording direct com-
munication between the Via Nazionale and the Piazza del Popolo
(tramway, see p. 184). The flights of steps at the sides lead to the
Quirinal (p. 203). At the corner rises the Palazzo Hilffer. — To
the left are the handsome Banca d'Italia, built in 1886-94 by
Gaet. Koch, and, farther on, the high-lying^gardens of the Villa
At the beginning of the Via del Quirinale (p. 202; to the right)
the Via Nazionale expands into the triangular Piazza Magnana-
poli (PI. II, 20), in the middle of which, within a railing, is a
fragment of the Servian Wall (p. xxx). Another fragment, with
a well-preserved small gateway, has been built into the Pai. Anto-