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Useful Hints

Engraving of the Piazza del Popolo

A selection of ‘useful hints’ from Rambles in Rome (9th edition, 1903, page xiv) by S. Russell Forbes:

  • Avoid bad odours.
  • Do not ride in an open carriage at night.
  • Take lunch in the middle of the day. This is essential. It is better to take a light breakfast an lunch, than a heavy breakfast and no lunch.
  • If out about sunset, throw an extra wrap or coat on, to avoid the sudden change in the atmosphere. There is no danger beyond being apt to take a cold. Colds are the root of all evil…
  • Do not sit about the ruins at night. It may be very romantic, but it is very unwise. There is no harm in walking.
  • Close your windows at night.
  • If you get into a heat, do not go into the shade or into a building till you have cooled down.
  • Do not over-fatigue yourself.


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