10. From Cuneo to Bastia (Turin, Savona).
23 M. Railway in 1^/2 hr. (fares 4 fr. 30, 3 fr. 5, 1 fr. 95 c).
Cuneo, see p. 46. — From (5 M.) Beinette a diligence runs thrice
daily to (3 M.) the little town of Chiusa di Pesio (1950 ft.), at the
mouth of the Pesio Valley; and in summer another ómnibus runs
daily (5.45 p.m.; fare 1 fr.) to the secularized Certosa di Pesio,
which lies about 6 M. farther to the S.
The 'Certosa di Pesio (3190 ft.), in the lonely and well-wooded Val
Pesio, was founded in 1173, and is now a hydropathic and pleasant health-
resort open from June lst to the end of Sept. (pens. 6-10 fr.). An excursión
may be made henee to the Sources of the Pesio (5900 ft.), in a rocky ravine
below the steep N. side of the Cima Margareis (p. 48). The Certosa is also
the starting-point for the ascent of the Colle del Mascherone (5900 ft.), with
its large alpine meadows, and of the "Besimauda (7885 ft.), commanding
a splendid view of the valley of the Po and the Ligurian Alps (mule-path,
4 hrs.; descent to Limone, see p. 47).
17 M. Mondovi (1835 ft.; Tre Limoni d'Oro, mediocre), a town
of 9200 inhab,, was the seat of a university from 1560 to 1719.
From the Breo, or lower and industrial part of the town, a cable-
tramway ascends to the Piazza, or upper part of the town, with the
Cathedral (15th cent.) and a monument to Francesco Beccaria, the
physicist (1716-81). The Belvedere (1873 ft.), with its Gothic
tower, commands a splendid view of the Alps.
From Mondovl a tramway runs to (20 min.) the "Santuario di Vico,
a huge domed structure, erected in 1596-1736 from the plana of Ascanio
Vittozzi. It contains the tomb of Charles Emmanuel I. (p. 26).
From Mondoví a rsilway runs to (15'/2 M.) Fossano (p. 46) to the N.,
and to the S.W. ascends the valley of the Ellero, passing (33/4 M.) Frabosa-
Bosséa, to (4'/2 M.) Villanova Mondovi (2010 ft.; inn), a picturesque little
town on the slope of the Monte Calvario (2410 ft.; view). About l1/* M. to
the W. of Villanova, and reached from the Cuneo-Beinette road by a steep
zigzag path in a few minutes, is the Grotta dei Dossi, rendered accessible
in 1893 (adm., May-Oct., 1 fr.). An exploration of the cave takes about
'/2hr. (electric light). — About 11 M. to the S. of the Frabosa-Bossea sta¬
tion, in the beautiful Valle di Corsaglia, is the much finer r'Grotta di Bosséu,
which is illuminated with magnesium-light. It is reached in 3-4 hrs., viá
(5 M.) Frabosa-Sottana and the summer-resort of (7 M.) Frábosa-Soprana
(2900 ft.; Alb. Gastone, clean). The cave is open from June to Oct. (adm.
2'/4 fr., parties cheaper; no fees); the inn beside it is open from July 20th
to the heginning of September.
Steam Tramway from Mondovi to San Michele in 3/t hr. From S. Michele
a diligence runs to Ceva (p. 50).
23 M. Bastía, on the railway from Turin to Savona, see p. 50.
11. From Turin to Genoa.
a. Viá Bra and Savona.
From Turin to Savona, 9O1/2M., in 41/4-6 hrs. (fares 16 fr. 95, 11 fr. 90,
7 fr. 65 c.; expresa 18 fr. 65, 13 fr. 5, 8 fr. 50 c.); thence to Genoa, 26V2 M.,
in l'/4-l3/4 hr. (fares 5 fr., 3 fr. 50, 2 fr. 25 c.; express 5 fr. 50, 3 fr. 85 c).
Finest views to the right.
From Turin to Trofarello, 8 M., see p. 51. — 1272 M. Villa-
Baedeeer. Italy I. 13th Edit. 4, 5