¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 are to take. How does it get out? Is the first question and we are told that it runs under the mountain five miles before emerging- This cave is the property of the municipality and yields them a revenue. Before leaving the Hotel Henry went to the “office” for tickets. They give him a printed schedule of prices. The smallest illumination being 156 candles and the largest 1800. We modestly take the 156- with the stipulated three guides with lanterns, and the three candle lighters who run ahead to produce the effect-The cave was discovered in 1816, but this new entrance has its date 1866 on the high iron gate-
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Within, the walks are quite level, smooth and hard, no rocks to climb over but occasionally a few easy “steps” are required. A constant dripping keeps the walks damp and covered with many little pools of water which divides our attention with the magnificent view over had and around us.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 All of us are charmed with this new sensation and the ladies are noisy with exclamations of delight. Palaces, Castles, churches are now knocked in the shade by this wonderfull work of nature. Every room, large and small, has its ceiling and sides covered with stalactites. The roofs nearly always arched and the whole make up a series of splendid Gothic architecture. If the many Gothic steeples of the Milan cathedral should be inverted and drop through the roof the interior would slightly resemble one of these Grand apartments.