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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 Feb 18 Naples to Rome 608

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 to arrive in Rome at Eight and a half P.M. we decided to start at nine that we might stop three and half hours at Caserta, a place thirty miles east of Naples where the railway turns northward-

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 From the Depot at Caserta we walked (after leaving our small traps with the station agent) to the Royal Palace, an immense building of plain but good and massive architecture, in the form of a square, its sides being equal in length with the front.

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Entering at the central doorway and passing through its massive archways we find several open paved courts, to furnish light to inside rooms- The armed sentinal [sic] at the first doorway assigns to us a guide (xxx unfortunately only speaks Italian) who takes us first into the Royal Theatre within- an elegant and convenient little open house where five hundred people might be seated, more than half of them in hansome loges, and having a stage where an hundred might perform.

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 Thence into the centre of the Palace where we ascend to the second story, up the magnificent wide stairway of colored marble, into the rotunda in the same style, into which leads the Royal Chapel, a good sized church with high arched ceiling elegantly frescoed, walls of white marble with colored marble pannels and ornaments, mosaic marble floor, +c all extremely rich- Thence out upon the rear piazza to
view the extensive ornamental Park- then through seven rooms where each of the four walls were covered with gobelin tapestry, needle work illustrating scenes from the life of Don Quixotte [sic] and Sancho Panza each picture occupying a whole side- the best gobelin we have seen-

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 Then through four rooms where

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