Fourteen Months Abroad – Bellagio, Lake Como, Italy

May 4.—Here we are among the beautiful Italian lakes, to which we have been looking forward with much pleasure. Yesterday morning before leaving the hotel for the station, L. went once more to the great cathedral to see the new silver statues which add much to the beauty of the great altar. The red drapery […]

Fourteen Months Abroad – Siena, Italy

April 2.-We expected to go to Florence from Rome but at the last moment, just as we were retiring for the night, decided to come here. It was raining when we left Rome (at 9:30) and continued to rain through the day. We had been over the ground before as far as Chinsi. After leaving […]

Fourteen Months Abroad – The Journey to Genoa, Italy

April 13.—Yesterday morning at ten o’clock we said goodbye to the pleasant acquaintances in Pension Chiusarelli and to that ancient city on three hills after a most delightful sojourn there. The threatening weather interfered very little with our pleasure during the day–we saw many things that interested us. Crowning the top of a hill was […]

Fourteen Months Abroad – San Remo, Italy

April 23.-At 10:05 we bade Nice an affectionate and regretful farewell. We arrived here about 1:30 this afternoon and find San Remo picturesquely situated on the slope of a hill at the foot of which lies the Mediterranean. Again we were tormented at Ventimiglia, where our baggage was examined. Not by the examination, but in […]

Fourteen Months Abroad – Genoa, Italy Via the Italian Riviera

April 26.-Again we are in this city, but only for the night. This evening there was a repetition of the noise and confusion in the railway station. We are stopping at Hotel Acquiba on our way to Milan. Once more we had lovely views of the Riviera but it was a wearisome journey, partly because […]

Fourteen Months Abroad – Florence, Italy

November 9.-Yesterday morning, before leaving Bologna, we hired a conveyance and rode around the city. It is the only walled city we have seen except Nuremberg, many of whose walls have given way to improvements. We found in Bologna one short break in the wall where a high fence has been substituted. With that exception […]

Fourteen Months Abroad – Verona, Italy

October 12.—Our first stopping place in Italy ! We spent the Sabbath pleasantly at Hotel Victoria with the magnificent mountains all about us. Half past eight yesterday morning found us leaving Botzen. Our baggage was examined at Ala, where we spent a few hours. The custom-house inspectors were grotesque looking men with their black hats, […]

Fourteen Months Abroad – Venice, Italy

October 15.—We are in Venice—the city of canals and gondolas. A gondola brought us with all our luggage to the side entrance of this pension yesterday afternoon. Water flooded the first step of the porch, but we landed safely on the second without wet feet. Our train passed over a stone bridge more than two […]

Fourteen Months Abroad – Bologna, Italy

November 5.-We came from Venice yesterday in the rain, leaving our pension in a covered gondola. Emma and Valentino bade us a smiling good-bye from the stone steps,. partly, we thought, on account of the fees. Notwithstanding-the rain, we enjoyed our journey. The air was as clear as. it could be on a rainy day. […]

Fourteen Months Abroad – Naples, Italy

February 16.-The clear air this morning gave us fine views of the mountain ranges all the way from Rome. As our long car, which resembled American cars, was some of the time the last one of the train, I stood in the rear window and greatly enjoyed all that was before me. We left Rome […]