Fine: rain only from 6 to 7 P.M.

We rose at 6. Café outside, & together head for the bridge. Mountains not clear. ― Waited at the palace, to see the King come out, which we did well. ― Later we stopped here to see the review of the troops ― & the K. came back. He is a florid dark man. I had thought him light ˆ[but very kinglike in manner & look.] Home by 12 ― I write & rest.

We dined at 2. F. adopting all the dishes I recommend & being thoroughly amiable. After a rest, we walked out to the Railway having resolved both to start tomorrow: & then to the Race course & ouside streets ― (once standing up on account of rain,) till the Illuminations were begun, & so to the Castle & V. Dora Grossa,1 all alight with Lamps. The quiet good sense of the whole fête was curious to me, & the constant courtesy of the people. Home by 9.30 ― & paid bill. We are well content with our Inn.

[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3.]

  1. Now via Garibaldi, in the centre of Turin []