Central Italy and Rome, Handbook for Travellers

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Preliminary Information.

a. Hotels. Pensions. Private Apartments.

Arrival. At the Stazione Termini, or chief railway-station (Plan I, II, 27; p. 189; Restaurant, déj. 2-2 ½, D. 3 ½-5 fr., incl. wine), hotel- omnibuses are in waiting, for the use of which a charge of ¾-1½ fr. is made in the bill. Cab to the town (day or night): for 1-2 pers., 1 fr.; closed cab 1 fr. 20 & 1 fr. 40 c., each addit. pers. 25 c.; small box 25 c., trunk 50 c. (comp. tariff in the Appx.). Porter (facchino) 25-60 c. — The station at Trastevere (Pl. III, 11; p. 419) is of little importance to tourists, except as the terminus of the line from Viterbo (R. 11; tramway from the chief rail. station, see Appendix, p. 1, No. 3). Another convenient station for visitors to Viterbo is the Stazione San Pietro (Pl. II, 5; p. 118), ½ M. from the Piazza di San Pietro, outside the former Porta Cavallegeri. — Police Office (Questura): Via Santi Apostoli 17 (Pl. II, 18). — Railway enquiry and ticket offices, see p. 156.

Hotels (comp. p. xviii). — The first-class hotels are large and comfortable establishments, with lifts, baths, central heating (in many cases), etc., and are lighted by electricity. Prices are usually raised at Easter-thine (April and May). *Grand Hôtel (Pl. G H; I, 24, 27), Piazza delle Terme, a large establishment belonging to a company and under Swiss management, with a superior restaurant (p. 154), 250 R. (80 with baths) at 10-20, B. 2, L. 5, D. 8, pens. (15th May to end of Jan. only) from 23½ fr.; *Grand-Hôtel du Quirinal (Pl. Q; I, II, 27), Via Nazionale 7-9, under Swiss management, with a superior restaurant (p. 154) and a small garden, 300 R. at 6-10, B. 2, L. 4, D. 7, pens. 12-25 fr.; *Gr.-Hôt. Excelsior (Pl. Ex; I, 23), at the corner of the Via Boncompagni and the Via Veneto, under Swiss management, 350 R. (mostly with baths) at 8-16, B. 2, L. 5, D. 7, pens. 12-20 fr.; *Hôt. Bristol (Pl. B; I, 24), Piazza Barberini 23, 91 R. at 8-15, B. 2, L. 5, D. 8, board 10 fr., frequented by the English and Americans, closed June-Sept.; *Hôt. Regina (Pl. Re; I, 23), Via Veneto 6, at the corner of the Via Liguria, with bar and restaurant (p. 154), 95 R. at 10-20, B. 2, L. 4½, D. 7, pens. from 18 fr.; Bertolini's Splendid Hotel (Pl. BS; I, 18), Corso Umberto Prime 128, a modern establishment with bar and restaurant (p. 154), 300 R. at 5-10, B. 1½-2, L. 4½, D. 7, pens. 13-20 fr.; *Palace Hotel (Pl. Pa; I, 21), Via Veneto, 130 R. from 6, B. 2, L. 5, D. 7, pens. from 15 fr.; *Hôt. Royal (Pl. R; I, 26), Via Venti Settembre 30, patronized by Americans, with bar, 250 R. from 5, B. 1½-2, L. 4, D. 6, pens. 15-20 fr.; *Hôt. Continental (Pl. C; II, 27), Via Cavour 5, opposite the station, 300 R. at 5-12, B. 1½, L. 5, D. 7, pens. 13-17 fr., English and American clientéle; *Hôt. de Russie (Pl. R; I, 17), Via del Babuino 9, near the Piazza del Popolo, a high-class family hotel with a pretty garden, 200 R. at 6-15, B. 1½, L. 4, D. 6,

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Alphabetical list in the Index, p. 519.

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