¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 The universal arrangement of these cloths are thus- a white cloth is first hung over the balcony three or four feet deep, then over this white, a red (or scarlet) cloth is hung, coming down half as far as the white, so that the red and white appear to be in equal quantities. The whole length of every balcony, on every story, was hung with these cloths as far as we could see in either direction, and the best balconies also displayed the gay Italian tri-colored flag, red-white-and green in three wide rich stripes.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 From one of our balconies floated a large American flag (D.N. Barney and family of New York)- and altogether, the street presented an extremely brilliant appearance, of which we had a fine view from our fourth story windows-
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 The Hotel de Rome being the only Hotel on the Corso we felt ourselves very fortunate in finding any front rooms vacant considering the great number of strangers in Rome.
¶ 6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 Our rooms are a little elevated for a prolonged stay, but we are only here for the Carnival, and the elevation, although inconvenient for the ladies, is much more comprehensive for the show.
¶ 7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 Our large parlor and two bed rooms on the front affords four good windows into which Mr Cs family and mine divide up. If we were stopping at any other Hotel we should be obliged to either rent a balcony or go on the street. The former might be impossible as they are engaged by the knowing a long time in advance and generally at exhorbitant [sic] rates, while the latter (on the street) is out of the questions.