36 Route 5.
cero Tunnel (70 yds.) we reach (124 M.) Taverne (1130 ft.), the
station for the two villages of Taverne Superiori and Taverne In-
feriori. At Lamone (1030 ft.) the train quits the valley of the
Agno, and ascends, passing Cadempino and Vezia, to the Massagno
Tunnel (1135 ft.; 1020 yds. long).
128 M. Lugano, see p. 161; the station lies high above the
FromLugano to Como and Milan, see pp. 161-160 and 148-146.
From Bellinzona to Locarno.
14 M. Railway in % hr. (fares 2 fr. 30, 1 fr. 60, 1 fr. 15 c.; through-
fares from Lucerne to Locarno 26 fr. 80, 18 fr. 75, 13 fr. 40 c).
From Bellinzona to (272 M.) Giubiasco, see p. 35. — 572 M.
Cadenazzo (Rail. Restaurant).
At Cadenazzo diverges the new railway from Bellinzona to Luino
(25 M.). The stations on this line are: IOV2 M. Magadino (p. 168); 1272 M.
S. Nazzaro; 1472 M. Ranzo-Gera; 17 M. Pino (p. 169); 21 M. Maccagno
(p. 169); 25 M. Luino (p. 169). — A prolongation of this railway to Sesto-
Calende (p. 167) has been planned.
Below Cugnasco the train crosses the Ticino, and beyond (10 M.)
Gordold the Verzasca, which dashes forth from a gorge on the right.
It then skirts the Lago Maggiore.
14 M. Locarno, see p. 168.
5. From Coire to Colico over the Spliigen.
75V2 M. Diligence from Coire to Colico twice daily in summer in
I674 hrs. (coupe 32 fr., interior 26 fr.). Extra Post from Coire to Colico
with two horses 191 fr. 70 c, with three horses 266 fr. 50 c. Through-
tickets from Coire to Milan, Genoa, Florence, etc. Private Carriage
with two horses 160 fr., with three horses 230 fr.
Coire, Ger. Chur, Ital. Coira (1936 ft.; *Steinbock, outside the
town; Lukmanier, near the station; WeissesKreuz ; Stem; Rother
Lowe, near the post-office), situated on the Plessur, I72M. from its
confluence with the Rhine, with 8800 inhab., is the capital of the
Canton of the Grisons, and an episcopal residence.
Within the 'Episcopal Court"1, which is surrounded by walls and rises
above the town, are the Cathedral of St. Lucius, the oldest part of which
is said to date from the 8th cent, (choir 1208, nave consecrated in 1282),
the mediaeval Episcopal Palace (a passage in the upper floor of which is
decorated with a Dance of Death ascribed to Holbein?), and a few Roman
remains. See Baedekers Switzerland.
The Diligence Road from Coire ascends the broad valley of
the Rhine. The scenery is uninteresting as far as Reichenau. On
the opposite bank of the river , at the base of the Calanda, lies the
village of Felsberg, which was partly destroyed by a landslip in
1850. The road passes through the thriving village of Ems, near
the ruins of the old castle of Hohenems, and crosses the Rhine by a
new iron bridge, before reaching —
6 M. Reichenau (1936 ft. ; *Adler), a group of houses at the
confluence of the Vorder and Hinter-Rhein, The chateau of M.