6/5/1891 - 5/10/1895
Menton, The French RivieraThu Mar 03, 1892
March 3 Thursday – On this day or the next the Clemens family arrived in Menton, France, the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region in southeastern France on the border of Italy. Menton has the nickname, “the pearl of France.” The Mediterranean town boasts a warm micro-climate, with lemon, tangerine and orange groves.
Depart Menton for Pisa, ItalyThu Mar 24, 1892
March 24 Thursday – Sam and Livy left Menton for Pisa, Italy
Pisa, ItalyFri Mar 25, 1892
March 25 Friday – Sam and Livy were in Pisa, Italy. Sam’s notebook lists the Eden Hotel:
Pisa to RomeSat Mar 26, 1892
March 26 Saturday – Sam and Livy were in transit from Pisa to Rome, Italy.
In RomeSun Mar 27, 1892
March 27 Sunday – In Rome
From Rome to FlorenceFri Apr 29, 1892
April 29 Friday – The Clemens party left Rome and arrived in Florence, Italy
Probably in VeniceSat May 14, 1892
May 14 Saturday – Based on a two-week stay in Florence, the Clemens family by now would have traveled on to Venice, Italy
Venice to Lake ComoWed May 25, 1892
May 25 Wednesday –
The Clemens party left Venice and endured three days of relentlessly slow rail travel to the western shore of Lake Como and another health resort, Cadenabbia, Italy, another favorite haunt of the British.
CadenabbiaFri May 27, 1892
May 27 Friday – The Clemens party arrived in Cadenabbia, where they would relax for a week.
Cadenabbia to Lucerne.Thu Jun 02, 1892
June 2 Thursday – Sam’s notebook in transit from Cadenabbia to Lucerne.