42 Route 7.
Cherubini's relief in the station-building), the Apennines, the valley
of the Po, and the Colli Torinesi (p. 29). — Albergo Ristorante della
Ferrovia Funicolare, déj. 2, D. 3-4, pens. 7 fr.; Ristorante Bel¬
vedere, de'j. 11/2) D- 2-3 fr., plainer.
About 472 M. to the S. of Turin, on the line to Genoa (R. 11b) and
also on the electric tramway to Trofarello (retuin-fare 80 c), lies Moncalieri
(Albergo Roma; Ristorante Grotta Gino), a pleasant little town of 10,000 in-
hab., picturesquely situated on the S.W. verge of the Colli Torinesi, and
commanding a superb view. On a height above the town is the royal
Chdleau (lóth cent.; rebuilt 17th cent.), in which Victor Emmanuel I. died
in 1824. It is now the residence of Princess Clotilda of Savoy, widow
of Prince Jéróme Bonaparte. The picture-gallery in the W. wing contains
a series of large paintings illustrating the history of the House of Savoy.
The last of the series, 'Delivery of the Plebiscite of Tuscany by Barón
Ricasoli in 1860', is interesting from its numerous portraits (fee 'fe-í fr.).
Visitors to the chateau alight at the tramway-station before the town.
About 6 M. to the S.W. of Turin (steam-tramway, see p. 27) lies Stupi-
nigi (800 ft.; Albergo del Castel Vecchio, at the back of the cháteau, plain
but good), a royal chateau, erected from designs by Juvara in the reign of
Charles Emmanuel III. and occupied since 1900 as a summer-residence
by the Queen-Dowager Margherita. It contains several rooms with fine
frescoes and is surrounded by an extensive deer-park (visitors not always
Another steam-tramway (p. 27) connects Turin with Carignano (774 ft.),
a town with 4700 inhab. and several fine churches, situated on the highroad
to Nice. San Giovanni Battista was erected by Count Alfieri; Santa Maria
delle Grazie contains a monument to Bianca Palseologns, daugbter of Gug¬
lielmo IV., Marquis of Montferrat, and wife of Duke Charles I., at whose
court the 'Chevalier Bayard' was brought up. — Carignano, with the title
of a principality, was given as an appanage to Thomas Francis (d. 1656),
fourth son of Charles Emmanuel L, from whom the present royal family
is descended. — Steam-tramway to Carmagnola, see p. 50.
8. The Alpine Valleys to the West of Turin.
Strangers are not allowed to approach within 1 kilométre (72 M.) of
any frontier-fortress; and photographs must not be taken within 10 kilo-
métres (6 M.) of a fort.
a. Feom Tuein to Ceresole Reale. To (28 M.) Cuorgne, rail¬
way in 13/í-2 hrs. (fares 3 fr. 45, 2 fr. 15 c). The trains start at the
Stazione di Porta Susa (p. 27). The most important intermedíate
stations are (7!/2 M.) Settimo Torinese (p. 65), (21 ^2 M.) Rivarolo
Canavese, junction of a branch-line viá Ozegna (omn. to the royal
cháteau of Agüe) to Castellamonte, and (26 M.) Valperga (1280 ft.),
the last commanded by the (l'^hr.) Santuario di Belmonte (2380ft.;
now an Observantine convent; view), founded by King Arduin
(p. 54) in 1010 and rebuilt in 1300. — From Cuorgne (1350 ft.;
Alb. della Corona Grossa; Café-Restaurant de Paris; omn. to Locana
twice daily in 2'/4 hrs., ilfe fr.; one-horse carr. to Noasca 16, two-
horse 27 fr.; carr. from the Grand Hotel at Ceresole Reale meet the
first morning train) a road ascends to the W. through the valley of
the Orco (Val Locana) via (3i/2 M.) Ponfe Canavese (1600 ft.; Alb.
del Valentino) , a picturesque little town at the mouth of the Val
Soana, Locana (2025 ft.; Corona Grossa; Tre Pernici; Cervo), and
Perebecche (" R9.1 tn f20'/o M.) Noasca f/3485 ft.; *Alb. Reale,