Excerpt from Italy, Handbook for Travellers, Vol. 3 The object of the present Handbook, like that of the editors other works of the same description, is to render the traveller as independent as possible of the services of guides, valets-de-place and others of the same class, to supply him with a few remarks on the progress of civilization and art among the people with whom he is about to become acquainted, and to enable him to realize to the fullest extent the enjoyment and instruction to be derived from a tour in Italy. The Handbook is, moreover, intended to place the traveller in a position to visit the places and objects most deserving of tice with the greatest possible ecomy of time, money, and, it may be added, temper; for in country is the travellers patience more severely put to the test than in some parts of Italy. The editor will endeavour to accompany the enlightened traveller through the streets of the Italian towns, to all the principal edifices and works of art; and to guide his steps amidst the exquisite scenery in which Italy so richly abounds. With a few trifling exceptions, the entire Handbook is framed from the editors personal experience, acquired at the places described. As, however, infallibility cant be attained, the editor will highly appreciate any bond fide information with which travellers may favour him. That already received, which in many instances has been most serviceable, he gratefully ackwledges. The Maps and Plans, the result of great care and research, will abundantly suffice for the use of the ordinary traveller. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.