¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 stop to admire another magnificent work of art, the “Arco della Pace” (Arc of Peace) founded by Napoleon 1st in 1804 in commemoration of the completion of the Simplon-road. Built of marble, but it was not completed until 1838 and reliefs on it now represent the Austrian successes against its founder, and others represent the emancipation of Italy by Victor Emmanuel 2nd , and Napoleon 3rd .
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 We next stop at the Scala Theatre and pay our respects to its greatness, said to be the largest Theatre in Europe. Our guide gave the following figures, first having led us on to the stage where we could comprehend the whole
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 1 It seats 4000 people. There are six galleries of Loges or boxes. Each loge holds ten persons (and there are 200 loges) the central grand one being reserved for the King. The Pit is 73 x 80 ft The stage 155 x 100 ft having 34 sets of shifting scenes, 1000 gas globes of which 460 are in the great Chandelier. Behind each one of the 200 loges are nice dressing rooms for the ladies about 2/3 the size of the loge- The whole affair is more large than elegant, not comparing very favorably with some of our N.Y. houses- especially Booths new Theatre-