From Nice to Roam
Nice was not yet awake when we left by the 6. o.clock train. We followed the sea in the train which looked simply lovely _ red with the rising sun. On our left the mountains & villas where (were) also of a lovely rose hue. All along the gardens where (were) bright with flowers & trees. Upon the walls of the villas hung whisteria[sic]. We saw avenues of palm trees & cacti & fields of orange & lemon trees.
Our first stop was Monte-Carlo, where one can get a view of the Casino from the train. We stopped again at the Cap Martin & Menton. At Vintimille we left France & found ourselves in Italy. We spent an hour in this frontier town. We set off again at about 8.o.clock. Gradually the soil that is so vertile[sic] on the Riviera, diserpeared[sic]. We passed fields and fields of carnations. We were still following the sea. The mountains got smaller as we went south. We stopped again and changed trains at Genoa. We were 2 hours here. We had some lunch and then went to look at the shops. At 2.50 we were off again. We were travelling fast. The train stopped at quite a lot of stations. We passed through Carraras, famous for its marble. We stopped at Pisa & were able to see the leaning tower from the train. After Pisa, the sun went down _ a lovely red ball inflaming the sky. We tried to sleep a little. At 12.o.clock midnight, we reached Rome. The journey took 18 hours.