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1870 Excerpt: ...the fried whitebait at the restaurant at the
entrance to the villa. A diligence leaves Genoa daily for Spezia in
11$ hours, faro 22 frs.; thence to Florence via Pisa in 5 hours.
This year (1868) tho railroad will be opened to ChiN avari, half
way to Spezia, which will bring Florence within 11 hours of Genoa.
A branch railway from Spezia leads to the mines of Carrara in 12
minutes. Oroce di Malta is tho best hotel at Spezia. Steamers leave
nearly every day for Leghorn, Civita Vecchia, and Naples; three
times a week for Nice: fare, 32$ frs.: time, 10 hours. Diligences
daily in 24 hours. Travelers who wish to enjoy the beautiful
scenery of the Cornice road should take the morning diligence,
stopping over night at Oncglia. FLORENCE. The new capital of the
kingdom of Italy since May, 1865, is beautifully situated on both
sides of the Arno. Population 150,000. Principal hotels: UM ie
I'Umvers, a fine new house lately opened by Signore Stignani.
JIutel tVItalie, Augier and Signori proprietors, one of the
best-kept houses in Europe; table d'hote, reading, smoking, and
reception rooms. Mr. Signori, who is associate with Mr. Augier, is
well known to many of our first-class American families. Thii house
is also on the Arno, in one of the best locations in the city.
Ilitd it fEurope, in the Piazzi di San Trimta, a fine position, in
the centre of the city, well kept by Mr. Dell Bello. "But Aran wins
in to the fair white walls. Where the Ktrurlan Athens claims and
keep A softer feeling for her fairy halld. Girt by her theatre of
hill, ehe real Her corn, and wine, and oil, and Plenty leape To
laughing life, with her redundant horn. Along the banks where
smiling Arno ivceps Wns modern Luxury of Commerce bora, And buried
learning rose redeemed to a ne- morn...".
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