ROMAGNANO. 15. Route. 65
From Biella Steam Tramways run to (13 M.) Valle Mosso viá (7 M.)
Cossaio, and to (0l¡2 M.) Mongrando viá (2 M.) Occhieppo (see below). A
third line ascends to the N. through the valley of the Cervo to (5 M.) An-
dorno (1788 ft.; Grand Hotel Sella, with hydropathic, pens. 11-14 fr.; Croce
Rossa; Engl. Ch. service at the Grand Hotel). The Gothic church (Í304)
has been modernized. — Beyond Andorno the tramway goes onto(8'/2M.)
Balma, noted for its large granite-quarry, whence omnibuses (25 c.) run
to Campiglia (2460 ft.; inn). From Campiglia a road ascends viá Ponte
Concresio (see below) and Rosazza (Alb. della Gragliasca) to Piedicavallo
(3405 ft.; Alb. Mologna, well spoken of), whence Monte Bo (8385 ft.; 'View)
may be ascended in 472 hrs. (guide 5 fr.).
A pleasant excursión may be made also viá (I74 M.) Cossila (1780 ft.),
with its water-cure, and Favaro (2460 ft.) to Oropa (3870 ft.), 6 M. to the
N.W. of Biella (omn. thrice daily, 272 fr., down 172 fr. ; electric tramway
under construction). Here stand a large Stubilimento Idroterapico (3480 ft.;
open June-Sept.), and the famous pilgrimage-church of Madonna d'Oropa.
From Oropa a road runs to the N., piercing the pass of the Colle della
Colma by a tunnel 765 yds. long, to the Santuario di San Giovanni (3345 ft.)
and to Ponte Concresio (see above), in the Cervo valley.
Abont 77í M. to the W. of Biella (road viá Occhieppo, see above; omn.
from the León d'Oro 272 fr-; carr. with one horse 6, with two 12 fr.) lie
the pilgrimage-church and hydropathic of Graglia (2664 ft.), situated 2 M.
above the village of that ñame, amid a splendid array of mountains. —.Comp.
Perhisi Ratti, Guida peí Ville¿giante nel Biellese (Turin, Casanova; 1901).
15. From Turin viá Santhiá andBorgomanero to Arona
77 M. Railway, opened in 19C6, in 374-3'A hrs. — Views of the Alps
to the left.
From Turin to (3672 M.) Santhiá, see below and p. 66. — The
railway diverges to the N.E. from the Milán line and beyond (39 72 M.)
Carisio crosses the Elvo and the Cervo. — 45 M. Buronzo; 50 M.
Roasenda; 56 M. Gattinara (870 ft.).
Crossing the Sesia by an iron bridge of three spans, we next
reach (5872 M.) Romagnano Sesia, junction for the line from
Novara to Varallo (p. 68). Thence we descend in a fertile un-
dulating región, viá (6472 M.) Cureggio (1140 ft.), to the valley
of the Agogna.
67 M. Borgomanero (1005 ft.; p. 70), junction of the line from
Novara to Orta and Domodossola. — Our line pierces the spurs of
the Margozzolo Group (p.201) by means of a tunnel, 2 M. in length.
77 M. Arona and thence to Domodossola (Brigue) or Milán, see
p. 201 andR.2.
16. From Turin to Milán viá Novara.
93 M. Railway in 3-5 hrs. (fares 17 fr. 40, 12 fr. 20, 7 fr. 85 c; ex¬
press 19 fr. 15, 13 fr. 40 c). Glimpses of the Alps to the left.
Turin, see p. 27. — The Dora Riparia is crossed, then the
Stura between (5 M.) Torino Dora and (1072 M.) Settimo Tori¬
nese, whence a railway runs N. to Rivarolo, with branches thence
to Cuorgne (p. 42) and Castellamonte. We cross the Orco.
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