196 Route 34. EDOLO.
wooded mountains. It also produces a considerable quantity of silk
and iron. The dark rocks (verrucano) here contrast peculiarly with
the light triassic formations. The valley is watered by the Oglio
(see above), which the road crosses several times. Near Cividate,
on the height, is a very picturesque deserted monastery. Near
Breno a broad hill, planted with vines and mulberries, and sur¬
mounted by a ruined castle, rises from the valley.
14 M. (from Lovere) Breno (Pellegrino; Italia), the capital of the
lower Val Camonica. To the E. rises the Monte Frerone (8675 ft.).
The road now crosses a mountain-torrent descending from
Monte Pizzo, the indented crest of which peeps from an opening
on the right. A massive mountain of basalt here extends towards
the road, and columnar basalt is visible at places near the summit.
Beyond Capo di Ponte (1374 ft.) the character of the scenery
gradually changes. The valley contracts, maize and mulberries
become rarer, while numerous chestnut-trees flourish on the slopes
and in the valley itself. The road ascends slightly.
54V2 M. Edolo (2287 ft. ; *Leone; Due Mori; Gallo), a moun¬
tain-village possessing iron-works, lies on the Oglio, here descend¬
ing from the rocks, and is overhung on the E. by the Monte Aviolo.
The Tonale Route, diverging here to the N. E. to the Monte Tonale
(6345 ft.), leads on the E. side of the Monte Tonale, which forms the
boundary between Lombardy and the Tyrol, through the Val di Sole (Suit-
berg) and Val di Non (Nonsberg), which descend to S. Michele (or Wdlsch-
Michael), a station on the railway from Botzen to Verona (p. 44), in the
valley of the Adige.
The new road to Tirano, which crosses numerous bridges and
rests almost entirely on masonry, gradually ascends from Edolo on
the N. slope of the Val di Corteno, affording pleasant retrospects of
the Val Camonica, and the snow-peaks of theAdamello in the back¬
ground. 4V2 M. Cortenedolo, then (2l/2 M.) Galleno, whence
a path to the N. leads over the Monte Podrio in 3 hrs. to Tirano.
The road now crosses the Corteno, and re-crosses it again at the
small village of S. Pietro, not far from the summit of the (6 M.)
Passo d'Aprica (4049 ft.). About 3/4 M. beyond the pass, near
the poor village of Aprica, stands the new * Albergo delV Aprica.
A view of the Val Tellina, with Sondrio in the background,
is now soon disclosed. The broad, gravelly bed of the Adda and
the devastations frequently caused by the stream are well sur¬
veyed hence. Several of the snowy peaks of the Bernina come in
view to the N.; lower down, above Tresenda, rises the square
watch-tower of Teglio. On the road is the Belvedere (Inn), l1/^ M.
from Aprica. Fine *View of the valley of the Adda.
The admirably constructed road now descends through plan¬
tations of chestnuts, in a long curve , to La Motto; it finally
reaches the bottom of the valley by means of two tunnels, and
crosses the river near Tresenda (p. 158). From Tresenda to (6 M.)
Tirano, see p. 158. Comp. Baedekers Eastern Alps.