Southern Italy and Sicily, with Excursions to the Lipari Islands, Malta, Sardinia, Tunis, and Corfu

Southern Italy and Sicily, with Excursions to the Lipari Islands, Malta, Sardinia, Tunis, and Corfu

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...The castle of Gelano and then the village itself soon come into sight and are reached in 3/4 hr. more. Thence to Avezzano, see p. 182. As the train proceeds we obtain a pretty retrospective view of Aquila. The scenery of the valley is very striking; to the N. the Gran Sasso d'Italia. 69 M. Paganica, 21/2 M. from the village of that name (see p. 180); 74 M. S. Demetrio ne'Vestini; 771/2 M. Fagmmo-Allo Campana; 801/; M. Fontecchio, the village of which is perched high up on the rocks. The valley of the Aterno, which the railway descends, contracts.---84 M. Beffi, with a large castle to the left.--The train now descends a steep gradient.--87 M. Acciano; 90 M. Molina. Then three long tunnels; part of the line lies high above the river.--95 M. Rajano (p.184). Here the railway leaves the Aterno, which flows to the N.E. to Popoli, and begins to ascend the luxuriant valley of Solmona, watered by the Gizio, a tributary of the Aterno. To the E. is the Majella chain, and to the W. the hills enclosing the Lago di Fucino. 102 M. Solmona, see p. 188. 13. From Rome to Castellammare Adriatico via Avezzano and Solmona. 149 M. RAILWAY (no express-trains) in 91/4-111/2 hrs. (fares 27 fr. 15, 19 fr., 12 fr. 25 0.). From Rome to Mandela via Tivoli, see Baeleker's Central Italy. Beyond Mandela the train follows the ancient Via Valeria and the Twerone.--36 M. Cinelo-Romano diligence to Subiaco); 38 M. Roviano. The railway now leaves the valley of the Teverone and ascends a steep incline to 41 Arsoli, prettily situated on a hill, with a castle of the Massimi. Tunnel.--421/2 M. Riofreddo, situated on the tributary of the Teverone of that name. Near (431/2 Cavaliere lay the 1Equian town of Carseoli, the ruins of which were used in the middle ages...show more

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  • Paperback | 242 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 440g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236835204
  • 9781236835208