72 Route 17. ALAGNA.
handsome Chdroh, built by Pellegrino Tibaldi after 1578 at Card. Borro-
meo'a expense, has a modern facade. In the dome is a plástic represen¬
tation of the Assumption, with about 150 figures, by Bossola and Volpini
of Milán. On the top, adjoining the church, are the Albergo-Pensión Alpina
and a Café.
From Varallo through the Val Sesia to Alagna (23 M.; ómnibus
twice daily in 5 hrs., fare 4 fr.; carriage 14, with two horses 20, landau
25 fr.) a road ascends via, (7 M.) Balmuccia (1900 ft.), at the influx of the
Sermenza, and (16 M.) Mollia to (21 M.) Riva-Valdobbia (302-5 ft.; "Hotel
des Alpes), beautifully situated, where the peaks of Mte. Rosa beconie vis¬
ible to the N.W. An easy bridle pata leads henee through Val Vognu, viá
(3/i hr.) Casa Jamo (5560 ft.; 'Alb. and Pens. Favro) and the Col di Val-
dobbia (8133 ft.) to (6-7 hrs.) Gressoney-St-Jean (p. 55). — 23 M. Alagna
(3905 ft.; 'Grand Hotel Alagna, R. 272-4, pens. 8-11 fr.; "Hotel Monte Rosa,
R. 3, pens. 772-9 fr.; 'Grand Hotel des Alpe», pens. 7-10 fr.), a large village,
finely situated, is much frequented as a summer-resort. Excursions, and
passes to Macugnaga and Zermatt, see Baedeker's Switzerland. To Gressoney-
la-Trinité over the Colle d'Olen (9420 ft.; Guglielmina's Inn), 6-7 hrs., at¬
tractive and easy (see p. 55).