General attractions of Mentone and its neighbourhood. Its
antiquarian, geological, botanical, and artistic interest. Remains of Spanish
and Saracenic in the language ; Accommodation for visitors ; House agent ;
Expenses; Trattorias and cooks; Carriages and donkeys; Climate in the winter of
1860-61. Dr. Bennett on the climate and its uses ; Society Lending Library;
Promenade Anglaise; Expenses of the journey
Journey from Nice; Arrival; Description of
house, its view, and terrace; Ghost stories; Chapel. of Sta. Anna and Sta.
Francesca. Gateway of St. Julien; Strada Lunga; Casa Martini, and picture by
Guido; Grimaldi Palace and Schools; Emigration of old families; Il Portico ;
Churches; Ascent to Il Cimeterio; Rue Neuve; Blessing of Pius VII.; Maison Brea;
Post Office; Public Library; Church of St John Baptist; English Church; Port and
costumes; Rue St. Michel; Food; Carriages and donkeys
THE DAYS OF ST. BENOIT.
St. Benoit, the St. Swithin. of Mentone; Wet
weather; Drawing interruptions; Flowers; Donkey-women; the Annexation to France;
Smuggling; Condition of the poor.; Oranges and olives; Mademoiselle Lenoir
THE OLD HISTORY OF THE PRINCIPALITY.
Foundation and name of Monaco the Roman.
dominion; Saracenic invasion , the championship of Giballino Grimaldi, and
origin of the Genoese power; Colony from Genoa; Wars of the Guelphs and
Ghibellines; Charles Grimaldi L; Raynier; Ambroise; Jean L; Catalan; Latubert;
Jean II.; Lucien; Honorius I.; Charles II.; Hercules; Honorius II.; Louis I.;
Antoine; Louise Hippolyte; Honorius III.; Honorius IV.; the French Revolution;
Monaco incorporated with France; Intervention with Talleyrand in behalf of the
Grimaldis; Return of the Princes ; Honorius V.; rival Claimants to the throne in
the Grimaldi family
MODERN TYRANTS AND REVOLUTIONS.
Character of Honorius V.; the protection of
Monaco restored to Sardinia; Tyranny of the Prince; Increase of the taxes and
customs; Confiscation of the public property; Seizure of the monopoly of
commerce, and of cereales; Surveillance of the police; Taxes on agriculture; on
the birth of animals; Death and epitaph of Honorius; Accession and marriage of
Florestan; Demonstration of the populace; Renewed oppressions; Preparations for
revolt Mentone and Roccabruna declare themselves Free Towns they place
themselves under the protection of Sardinia; Final attempt of the Grimaldis to
regain possession of their territories; Treachery of the Duke of Valentinois;
Public improvements; Ten years of happiness; Mentone and Roccabruna are annexed
to France; Purchase of the claims of the Prince of Monaco
SANTA DEVOTA AND MONACO.
Variety of foliage; Erba della Fontana; Chapelle (In BonVoyage;
Custom House; Veilles; Valley of Gaumates; Chapel; Legends and festival of Santa
Devota; Dance of ecclesiastics; Port of d'Hercule; Emigres in the first
revolution; Promenade St. Martin; Ancient architectural appearance of the Town;
Church of Sta. Barbara; Graves of the Princes of Monaco; Gambling House; Piazza
and hotels; Palace; Hall of the Grimaldis, Duke of York's room; Gardens of the
Prince Aloes ; Story of the murder of Prince Lucien
CASTELLARE, THE CAPE ST. MARTIN, AND
Pine woods; Donkey cries; Position of
Castellare; its architecture and inhabitants; Relics of Spanish Dominion; Return
by the cemetery; Torrents of Carei and Boirigo; La Madone, its chapel and pines;
Gardens of the Princes of Monaco; Garden of the Abbe St. Ambroise; Remains of
the temple of Diaries; Carnoles; Ponte de l'Unione; Turn to the cape The
Aristocrats' tree; Point of St. Martin; View; Pine, woods and flowers; Ruins of
convent; Ballad; Roccabruna, its history, legend, and situation; Castle of the
Lascaris'; Church and presepe; Miracle play on the fete of Notre Dame de la
Neige; The Vielle Route; Old chapel and frescoes
CHRISTMAS AND THE NEW YEAR.
Birth of the Bambino; Scriptural notions of
the natives; Walk to the Annunziata convent; The seven lean monks; Funeral of
Madame de Monleon; Decline of the old aristocracy; Change of names in the old
families; Charades; Jour de I'An, and letter of Angelina Pastorelli
His house and memorial inscription; his birth,
education, and service, under the Princes of Monaco; his efforts in behalf of
his country; his success, death, and burial
THE EASTERN ENVIRONS OF MENTONE.
The first French Revolution; Emigrants at La
Cuze; Story of Monsieur le Bour; the old Riviera road; Journey of Madame de
Genlis; Pout St. Louis; Story of the barbet; History of the Villa Naylor; Les
Rochers Rouges; Air fountains; Dangers of the old mule road; Palazzo Orenga;
Signor Granducci; St. Mauro; Grimaldi; Ciotti Inferiore; Ciotti Superiore
GORBIO AND ST. AGNESE.
The valley of Gorbio, town and views; Festa;
Walk from Gorbio to Roccabruna; Ascent to St. Agnese, village, church, and
terrazone ; Story of the Saracenic castle: Festa of St. Agnese; Sta. Lucia..
Wolves in the mountains .
VENTIMIGLIA, BORDIGHERA, AND DOLCEACQUA.
Italian appearance of Ventimiglia; Cathedral
and palace of the Lascaris; View from the Roya; Church of St. Michaele; Borgo di
Ventimiglia; Escape of Francesco Novelle at Ventimiglia; Road to Bordighera;
Bridge over the Nervia; Bordighera described in Dr. Antonio; Palm groves; First
carriage accident on the precipices; Eve of St. Mauro; Second accident on the
precipices; Fete of St. Mauro; Church of St. Agostino; Excursion to Dolceacqua;
Campo Rosso; Romanesque church and cemetery; Town and Castle of the Dorias
TURBIA, LAGHETTO, AND ESA.
The Trophaea Augusti, history and remains; The
"Written Rocks"; Colonna del Re; Ravine of Laghetto; Convent; Ex-votos
and sacred image; Pilgrimages; History of the shrine; Abdication of Charles
Albert at Laghetto; Origin of the name; - the Saracenic town of Esa
IL GRAN' MONDO.
Inferiority of the Berecau to the Gran' Mondo
; Difficulties of the ascent; View from the summit; Descent; Dangers and
MONTI AND THE GOOURG DI L'ORA.
The Via della Pietra Scritta; Reminisences of
La Catarina; Church of Monti ; Excursion to the. cascade of the Goourg di l'Ora;
Story of the English philosopher; the Grotta, del Eremito; Return by Castellare
THE CARNIVAL AND LENT.
Invasion of masks; Balls and vaudevilles; Street masquers; Pic
Nic at La Madone; The gift of paradise; Ballad
CASTIGLIONE AND GHIANDOLA.
Mentonese proverb ; Ascent to Castiglione; its
position; Architecture and inhabitants; Descent by Monti; Excursion to Sospello
and Ghiandola; Breglio
ON DONKEYS TO PEGLIA.
Ascent by St. Agnese; Theresine bribed: Arid mountains; First
View of Peglia, its church and architecture; Hospitality of inhabitants; Return
in the dark by Gorbio
EXCURSION TO NICE AND PEGLIONE.
Potervium; Villafranca and its history; Nice, its situation
and scenery; The castle, Croix do Marbre, - and houses of Massena and Garibaldi;
Ascent of the olive woods; Pin de Bellet; St. Romain; The Seven Villages; St.
Jannet; St. Pons; Chateau St. Andre; Grotto of Falicon; Ruined town of
Chateauneuf; Tourette; Cimies; Temple of Diana; Tino delle Fade; Legends of
Maison Garin; Franciscan Convent; Winged Crucifix; Dust of Nice; Drap; Fontaine
de Giallier; Story of Lady Bute; Story of Ray Mill; Wonderful position of
Peglione, - its views and architecture; Ascent of Mont Agel,
PASSION WEEK AND EASTER.
Rejoicings of the natives over the end of
Lent; Ceremonies of Palm Sunday; "The King of Glory shall come in";
grinding Judas's Bones; Jesu lid; Ceremonies of Holy Thursday; Washing of the
feet; Good Friday; Funeral ceremonies; The Pilgrim Preacher of the Riviera;
AN EXCURSION IN APRIL.
Drive to San Remo; The story of the palm trees; Monks; Doria
Palace; Statue of God the Father; Hospital for leprosy; Walk to St. Romano;
Excursion to Taggia; its streets and architecture; House of Signor Ruffini; of
Signora Eleanora ; of "La Marchesa"; Bridge and shrine; Ascent to
Castellaro; Description of Lampedusa from Dr Antonio; Diligence to Porto
Maurizio; Carriage to Albenga; Towers; Cathedral and baptistery; L'Albergo
d'ltalia; Expedition to Garlanda; its valley, its church, and its Domenichino; A
primitive luncheon; Pietra; Finale; Savona; Expedition to 11 Santuario, its
legend and relies; Savona cathedral by lamp-light; Night travelling; Arrival at
Genoa; English church; The Acqua Sole; Ancient cloister and streets; Dickens'
description of Genoa; Piazza St. Matteo; Rogers' description of it; best views
of Genoa; Excursion to Porto Fine; Albaro; Nervi; Camoglie; Ruta; Day at Porto
Fine and Piccolo Paggi; Return by Albaro and Sta. Margherita; Journey to
Piacenza; its Piazza and Cathedral; St. Donino; Parma; its cathedral, baptistery
and palace; Modena; its cathedral and palace; Rapid return to Mentone; Expenses
Scramble to the Claudian Castle; Ride to Santa
Lucia; Last words