46 Route 9. VALD1ERI. From Turin
Steam Tramways from Saluzzo to Turin, p. 27; to Pinerolo, p. 44; to
Venasca; and to (12'/2 M.) Paesana (p. 44) via (5 M.) Revello, where there
ia an ancient copy of León, da Vinci's Last Supper (p. 154), with variations.
39y2 M. Fossano (1180 ft.; Rail. Restaurant), with 7700 inhab.,
situated on a spur of the Apennines on the left bank of the Stura,
oommanded by a castle, is the seat of a bishop, and has an academy
and mineral baths (branch-line to Mondovl and Villanova, p. 49). —
47 M. Centollo, a considerable place with remains of mediaeval for¬
5472 M. Cuneo, or Coni (1755 ft.; Alb. Superga, Barra di
Ferro, both very fair), the capital of a province, with 15,400 inhab.
and silk-factories, lies on a view-commanding hill at the confluence
of the Stura and the Gesso. The fortifications have been converted
into shady promenades, which afford splendid views of the Maritime
Alps, of Monte Viso (p. 45; N.W.), and the Besimauda (p. 49; S.E.).
The Gothic Franciscan Church (14-16th cent.) is now a military
magazine. Pleasant walk to the Madonna degli Angelí.
Railway from Cuneo to the Certosa di Pesio and to Mondovl, see p. 49;
to (43 M.) Airasca viá Saluzzo and Moretta, see p. 44. — Steam Tramway
from Cuneo, viá Caraglio, to (11 M.) Dronero, situated to the N.W. in the
Maira valley; and also to Borgo San Dalmazzo (see below), and to Boves
The railway to Vievola crosses the Gesso, beyond which the
line to Mondo vi diverges from it; it then traverses a plain covered
with groves of chestnuts. — 6272 M. Borgo San Dalmazzo (2070 ft.;
Tre Galli; Delp.no), a small town with 3600 inhab., the Urbs Pedona
oí the Romans, is overlooked by the church of Madonna del Mon-
From Borgo San Dalmazzo a delightful excursión may be made to the
Upper Valley of the Gesso (diligence twice daily in summer as far as the
Terme di Valdieri). — The road ascends along the left bank of the Gesso
to (6 M.) Valdieri (2485 ft.; Corona Grossa), which is the starting-point for
an ascent of the Monte l'Arp (6000 ft.), an excellent point of view. —
From the Ponte Rosso, about l'/4 M. beyond Valdieri, a road leads to tbe
left to Entraque (2958 ft.; Angelo, Moro, both plain but good), a village
of 17U0 inhab., finely situated in a lateral valley, 9'A M. from Borgo San
Dalmazzo. From this point excursiuns (guide, Giov. Demichelis) may be
made to the Bousset Valley, through which a road ascends to (2'/2 hrs.) a
waterfall 984 ft. high; to (2V2 hrs.) the Lake of Rovina (5117 ft.) and on,
past a picturesque waterfall, to the (4'/2 hrs.) mountain-lake of Brocan
(6610 ft.; Rifugio Genova of the I. A. C, in the neighbouring Valle delle
Rovine), with a magnificent enrironment, a good starting-point for an
ascent of the Punta dell' Argentera (4 hrs.; see below) and of the Bec d'Orel
(8145 ft.; 'View) Good road through becch-woods to (6 M.) San Giacomo,
whence bridle-paths lead to the glacier-filled head of the valley at the foot
of Mont Clapier, and across the Colle delle Finestre to (8 hrs. (St. Martin-
Vésubie (see Baedeker's Southern France).
The main road continúes to ascend the Gesso vslley, passing large
quarries and a royal hunting-lodge. About 8 M. above Valdieri, in a
sequestered upland valley, lie the Terme di Valdieri (4410 ft.), with thirty-
six warm sulphur aprings (100- 15B" Fahr.) and a well-equipped hotel (season,
June 25th to Sept. 30th; pens. 8-10 fr.). The splendid situation attracts
many other guests beside the patients. To the E. lies a fine beech-forest.
To the W. a pleasant excursión may be made into the Vallasco Valley.
The ascent of the 'Monte Matto (10,130 ft.) is fatiguing though not difficult
(5 hrs.; guide 10 fr.). That of the Punta dell' Argentera (10,883 ft.; 6 hrs.;