52 Route 11. ACQUI. From Turin
tistery of San Pietro (llth cent.), borne by short columns with square
capitals, and enclosed by a low polygonal gallery. — Asti is the
junction of the line to Genova viá Alessandria (R. 11 c).
From Asti to Mortara (Milán), 46 M., in 3i/4-33/4 hrs. (fares 8 fr. 60,
6 fr. 5, 3fr. 90 c). Stations unimportant; 28 M. Cásale-Monferrulo, see p. 66;
Mortara, see p. 190. — From Asti to Castagnole (p. 50), 13 M., in^-^hr.
— Steam Tramways from Asti to Cortanze, Cúnale, and Montemagno (p. 66).
The Genoa line now crosses the Tanaro and near (3872 M.)
San Marzanotto-Rivi reaches the wine-growing hill-district of the
Colli Astigiani. On a height is the oíd cháteau of Bellangero. —
4072 M. Mongardino. We thread a tunnel and enter the valley of
the Tiglione. — 4572 M. Agliano-Castelnuovo-Calcea. — The line
crosses the Belbo and unites with that from Brá to Alessandria at
(5072 M.) Nizza Monferrato (p. 50), a town of 9200 inhab. — 5572 M.
Mombaruzzo, in the Val Cervino. — We thread a long tunnel and
near (5872 M.) Alice-Bel Colle reach the valley of the Medrio.
6372 M. Acqui (555 ft.; Grand Hotel; Moro; Italia; Alb. Nazio¬
nale), the Aquae Statiellae of the Romans, an episcopal town on the
Bormida, with 9500 inhab., is known for its warm saline sulphur
springs (84-167°), efficacious against rheumatism. The Vecchie
Terme, beyond the Bormida, are used in summer (June-Sept.), the
Nuove Terme, in the town, in winter. The Cathedral (12th cent.)
has double aisles. Good wine is produced in the vicinity. — To
Alessandria and Savona, see p. 53.
We cross the Bormida by a bridge of 15 arches. 65 M. Visone;
6772 M. Prasco-Cremolino. The tunnel of Cremolino, 2 M. long,
brings us to the valley of the Orba, an affluent of the Tanaro. —
7272 M. Ovada (610 ft.), a town with 8600 inhab., at the confluence
of the Stura with the Orba. Branch-railway to Alessandria (p. 53)
under construction. Steam-tramway to Novi, see p. 53.
We now ascend the pretty valley of the Stura. 7772 M. Rossig-
lione (984ft.). — Numerous viaducts and tunnels. Beyond (8I72M.)
Campoligure (1165 ft.), the highest point of the line, it pierces the
crest of the Apennines by the Gallería del Turchino (3 M. long).
Overhead is the pass of the same ñame (1746 ft.). We then descend
to (8572 M.) Melé, about 3 M. above Voltri (p. 95).
Farther on the line skirts the slopes of the mountains. 88 M.
Acquasanta; 92 M. Granara,- 9472 M. Borzoli. Several fine views
of the sea are obtained to tbe right. — 977s M. San Pier d'Arena,
and thence to Genoa, see p. 94. — Q91/¡ M. Genoa, see p. 75.
c. Via Alessandria and Novi.
103 M. Railway in 3-8V*hrs. (fares 19 fr. 30, 13 fr. 50, 8 fr. 70 c; ex¬
press 21 fr. 20, 14 fr. 85 c.; by the Paris-Rome 'train de luxe' 28 fr. 65 c). —
Holders of through-tickets to San Remo and Ventimiglia change carriages
at San Pier d'Arena.
From Turin to (35 M.) Asti, see R. 11b. — Thence our line
ascends the valley of the Tanaro. — 47 M. Felizzano. Country fíat