¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 level caused the citizens great damage, sickness and deaths- The Corso was a tumultuous river. Although happening two months ago the walls of the store and shop fronts are still wet and dark, up a foot or more above my head- much con- fusion still reigns- Windows look gay with elegant jewelry, fancy goods and gay colors but the floors are damp and in the smaller shops they are yet coated with deposits-
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 In the Hotels-the offices, reading rooms, billiard rooms, cooking and storehouses were generally flooded five or six feet deep- and many families have taken inconvenient apartments in the hills and higher grounds for fear of sickness- although subject to inundations, nothing so severe has visited Rome within the past two hundred years-
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 From our Hotel out into the Piazza del Popolo beside us, past its grand Egyptian obelisk, out through the city wall by the Porta del Popolo (build in 1561 by Vignola and somewhat embellished for the entree of the Queen Christiania of Sweden), turn at once to the right and in a few rods further find ourselves entering the gate of the Villa, between two grand lodges fronted with four columns each, their friezes covered with large latin inscriptions about the proprietor, and the gables crowned with three large Eagles on each, and before the buildings are two columns surmounted with eagles.
¶ 6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 Within, the wide gravelled roads and avenues leads us through an extensive park of rolling picturesque meadow land diversified by every variety of ornamentation. We first