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Theatre. Teatro Apollo (Pl. D, 3), Quay Giocondo Albertolli; operas
and dramas occasionally in winter, in the tourist-season concerts thrice
daily and variety-performances in the evening.
Electric Tramways (10 c.) from the Piazza Giardino every 20 min. to (S.)
Paradiso (Pl. B, 6), or the Salvatore Station (Pl. A, 6), (E.) Cassarate (Pl. G, 4),
and (N.) Molino Nuovo (Pl. E, 1).
Carriage in the town incl. Paradiso and Cassarate, with one horse,
1-2 pers. I72, 3 pers. 2, with two horses, 1-2 pers. 23/4 fr., each addit. pers.
75 c. more; per hour, with one horse 3, with two horses 6 fr., for a Orive
of more than 2 hrs. each addit. 1/i hr. 72 and 1 fr. more. Small articles
of luggage free; trunk 50 c. — To Castagnola and back 3, 4, or 6 fr.; to
Montagnola and back 7, 8, or 14 fr.; to Agrá and back 8, 9, or 15 fr.; to
Carona and back 12, 14, or 20 fr.; to Sonvico and back 9, 10, or 16 fr. —
Drive round the Mte. San Salvatore (p. 13) viá Pamhio, Figino, Morcóte,
and Melide (272 hrs.), one-horse carr. 8 or 9, two-horse 15 fr.; to Comano
viá Porza, returning viá Canobbio ('Giro del Piccolo San Bernardo'), 7, 8,
or 12 fr.; to Tesserele and Ponte Capriasca ('Giro del Gran San Bernardo'),
9, 10, or 18 fr.
Diligence (announcements at the post-office) several times düily to
Agrá, Carona, Tesserete, Sonvico, Maguo di Colla, Novaggio, Seasa, etc. —
Motor-Ómnibus to Ponte Tresa (p. 184).
Rowing Boatwith one rower 2fr. (1-2 pers. l3/4 fr.), with two rowers
3 fr. for the first hour, each addit. V2hr. 3/4 (72) or 1 fr., with gratuity of
10»/o; to Caprino or Cavallino, with 1 hr's. stay, 6 fr. (1-2 pers. 474 fr-)- —
Motor Boat, 5 fr. per hour. — Sailing Boat, 372 fr. for the first hour,
each addit. 72 hr. í'/2 fr.
English Church (Sí. Edward's; Pl. B, 4), Via Geretta; services at 10.30,
11.30, and 3.30; chaplain Rev. Jas. Payne, Hotel Bristol.
Lugano (905 ft.), the largest and busiest town in the Swiss
cantón of Ticino, with 9400 inhab., is charmingly situated on the
lake of the same ñame, and is a very pleasant place for a lengthened
stay, especially as a transition - stage on the way farther south.
The winter temperature is somewhat higher than that of Montreux
or Meran; the heat of summer is seldom excessive; while in spring
and autumn N. winds prevail, from which, however, Castagnola
(p. 13) is somewhat protected. The environs possess all the charms
of Italian mountain-scenery; numerous villages, churches, chapéis,
and country-seats are scattered along the banks of the lake, and
the lower hills are covered with vineyards and gardens, contrasting
beautifully with the dark foliage of the chestnuts and walnuts in
the backgrouud. To the S., immediately above the town, rises the
Monte San Salvatore (p. 13), wooded to its summit; to the E.,
across the lake, is the Monte Caprino, to the right is the Monte
Generoso (p. 16), to the left are the Monte Bri (p. 13) and the
beautiful Monte Boglia (p. 14). On the N. opens the broad valley
of the Cassarate, backed by a group of mountains among which the
double peak of Monte Camoghe (p. 14) and the rugged Sasso Grande
(4880 ft.) are conspicuous.
Near the steamboat-pier of Lugano-Céntrale lies the Piazza
Giardino (Pl. C, D, 3), an open space beautified by pleasure
grounds and a fountain. On its W. side rises the imposing Palazzo
Cívico (Pl. C, 3), erected in 1844, with a beautiful colonnaded court.
— A broad Quay, planted with trees and much frequented as an