NERVI. 20. Route. 107
Fine views are obtained from the ruined Genoese fort of San Paolo
(535 ft.), 20 min. above the oíd town, and from the (1 hr.) ruined Castello
d'Appio (1130 ft.). To the N.W. of the latter are the so-called Calandre or
Calandrie, a depression with earth-pyramids. — To the Val Nervia see p. 106.
From Ventimiglia to Mentone, Monte Carlo, and Nice, aee Baedeker's
Southern Frunce. On the Mentone road, within Italy, is (272 M.) Mirlóla,
with the "Garden of Sir Thomas Hanbury, the most luxuriant on the Riviera
(adm. on Mon. & Frid. afternoon, fee 1 fr., for the beneíit of the poor; visitors
inscribe their ñames). — From Ventimiglia to Tenda (for Cuneo and Turin),
see R. 9.
20. From Genoa to Pisa. Riviera di Levante.
10272 M. Railwat. 'Train de luxe' (Paris to Rome, p. 1) in ca. 4 hrs.
(fare 28 fr. 50 c); fast express in 33/4 and express in 474-472hrs. (21 fr. 10,
14fr. 75 c); ordinary train in 6 7 hrs. (19 fr. 15, 13 fr. 40, 8 fr. 65 c). The
trains start from the Stazione Piazza Principe (local trains to Chiavari also
from the Stazione Oriéntale; comp. the time-tables). Tickets to Nervi, Rapallo,
etc. by the fast express are issued only as extensions of tickets to Genoa,
on application being made to the 'Controllore' or to the station-master
immediately on the traveller's arrival in Genoa. Local passengers from
Genoa with tickets for stations short of Chiavari (San Pier d'Arena in the
opposite direction) are not allowed to travel by the express trains. — For
the sake of the view, seats should be taken on the right side of the carriage.
Between Nervi and Spezia the view is much interrupted by the numerous
tunnels. It is dangerous to lean out of the carriage-window. — Electric
Tramway (No. 8) to Nervi, see p. 77.
Genoa, p. 75. On leaving the Stazione Piazza Principe, the train
passes through a long tunnel (4-5 min.).
2 M. Stazione di Brignole or Stazione Oriéntale. To the left we
obtain a view of the fortress-crowned heights around Genoa.
On the Riviera di Levante, or coast to the E. of Genoa, the
vegetation is less luxuriant than on the Riviera di Ponente (p. 94),
but the scenery is almost more striking. The line is carried through
numerous cuttings and more than eighty tunnels. The villages have
narrow streets and lofty houses, closely built on the narrow sea-board
or in confíned valleys, and mostly painted externally as at Genoa.
The train crosses the insigniflcant Bisagno, and passes under
the Collina d'Albaro (p. 93) by means of a tunnel. 472 M. Sturla
(Gr. Hót. Sturla, déj. 272, D- 372, pens. from 7 fr., incl. wine), with
good sea-baths (ascent of Monte Fasce, see p. 109). To the right, the
Mediterranean; to the left, the olive-clad slopes of the Apennines,
sprinkled with country-houses. — 5 M. Quarto al Mare (p. 93). —
6 M. Quinto al Mare (Hót. Quinto, on the sea, with steam-heating,
view-terrace, and sea-baths, R. from 3, B. 1, déj. 272, D- 372, pens.
7-9 fr., incl. wine, Italian, very fair; Hót.-Pens. Beau-Séjour, déj. 2,
D. 3, pens. from 5 fr., incl. wine), with numerous factories, a pretty
Giardino Pubblico, handsome villas, dense lemon-groves, and fine
palm-trees. In the foreground rises the promontory of Portofino
772 M. Nervi. — Hotels (comp. p. xix; with steam-heating and
gardens). Edén Hotel, a large house on the hill above the town, with
lift and garden stretching to the sea, R. 37¡>-12, B. 172, déj. 372, D. 472,
pens. 9-18 (L. extra), bath 3, omn. 172 fr.; «Grand Hotel, in the mam