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44r (SM volume 39)


44r (SM volume 39)


From Venice to Genoa - 189 English / Miles by Mantua & Parma - & by / Mantua & Milan 273 Miles. - & by / Brescia & Milan 166 / Rome. / Ponte Molle, anciently Pons Milvius (Mulvius) / the Via Flaminia leads from here to Rome / Rome formerly stood on 7 hills, but it now / comprehends 12. The walls are about 13 / Miles in Circumce but not 1/3 of that space / is built - Number of Inhab. abt 150,000 / besides strangers. - Modern Rome is built / upon the Ruins of Ancient Rome & is thought / to stand 14 - 15 feet higher. - the violent / rains must have wash'd a great part of the / Hills into the Vallies / Churches - 300 - 7 by way of Eminence are / called Basilicas. St John Lateran. St Peter



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