to Como. COMO. 24. Route. 167
(71/2 M.) Córate Brianza. 3. Viá (472 M.) Arcore (p. 170), (11 M.) Monticello
(1330 ft.; Alb. Monticello), a favourite summer-resort in the Brianza (p. 171),
and (12»/2 M.) Barzanb (1215 ft.), to (20 M.) Oggiono (p. 170).
The lines to Como and Lecco divide at Monza. The former, the
St. Gotthard line, runs to the N.W., affording pleasant views. Two
tunnels. 10!/2 M. Lissone-Muggib. Before reaching (12 M.) Desio
a good view is obtained of the Alpine chain from the Monte Resegone
to the Monte Grigna and behind it of the mountains reaching to the
13i/2 M. Seregno (735 ft.), a town with 12,000 inhabitants.
From Seregno to Bergamo, 25 M., railway in iy2-2 hrs. (fares 4 fr. 65,
3 fr. 25, 2 fr. 10 c). — 872 M. Usmale-Camote (p. 17U). — Beyond (13 M.)
Paderno d'Adda (870 ft.) the railway crosses the Adda (p. 180) by the "Ponte
di Paderno, a single bold iron archway, 275 ft. above the level of the
water. Below the bridge the stream forms a series of rapids (rápidi).
Adjacent is a dam, 140 yds. long, constructed by the Edison Co. of Milán
in 1897 to conduct the water into the Naviglio di Paderno (l3/4 M. long),
which conveys it, partly underground, to the Electric Works, 90 ft. above
the level of the Adda, which furnish the motive power (ca. 13,000 horse-
power) for the tramways and lighting of (2172 M.) Milán and Monza. —
20 M. Ponte-San-Pietro-Lócate (p. 216). — 25 M. Bergamo, see p. 209.
From Seregno to Novara, see p. 68.
Tothe right lies the fertile Brianza (p. 171), with its numer¬
ous country-residences, and in the background rises the indeuted
Monte Resegone (p. 170). — From (I71/2 M.) Camnago a branch-line
diverges to San Pietro (p. 171). 20 M. Carimate ; 21 M. Cantü-
Asnago. Tunnel. 23'^ M. Cucciago; 26 M. Albate-Camerlata, at
the foot of a mountain-cone (1415 ft.) bearing the Castello Baradello,
which was probably erected by Frederick Barbarossa an d was destroyed
by the Spaniards in 1527; the tower was restored in 1903. — 29 M.
Como (Stazione San Giovanni, see below).
Como. — Arrival. The Stazione Como San Giovanni or Mediterránea,
the principal station (St. Gotthard Railway), is 72 M- 'o the S.W. of the
quay (omn. 30 c, included in through-tickets). — The Stazione Como Lago
or Ferrovie Nord lies 350 yds. to the E. of the quay (branch-lines to Saronno
and Milán, p. 164, and to Várese and Laveno, p. 170). — The Stazione
Como Borghi, a third station, is of no importance to tourists.
Hotels (all near the harbour). "Gr. Hót. Plinius (Pl. p), Lungo Lario di
Levante, a comfortable Italian house of the first class, K. from 4, B. 172,
déj. 372-1, D. 5-6, music l¡2, pens. for a stay of 4 days from 9, omn. 172 fr.
(closed Nov. 15th-Feb. 23th). — "Ge. HSt. Volta fPl. v), alao with lift
and steam-heating, R. 3-5, B. ly2, déj. 3, D. 4, pens. 8-10, omn. 1 fr.; Hot.
Métropole et Suisse au Lac (Pl. m), with café, R. 21/2-5, B. I72, déj. 272-3,
D. 4, S. 3, pens. 8-12, omn. 1 fr.; Italia (Pl. i), with lift and steam-heating,
R. 2-4, B. 172, déj. 2'/2-3, D. 4, pens. 7-9, omn. 3/4-l fr.; Hotel-Pensión
Bellevue (Pl. b), with steam-heating and restaurant, R. from 2, B. 174,
pens. from 7, omn. 3/4-l fr.
Restaurants. Ristorante della Barchetta (with bedrooms), Piazza Cavour;
Ristorante San Gollurdo (R. from l'/2 fr ), Piazza Volta. — Cafés. Café del
Bottegone. Birreria d'Italia, Piazza del Duomo; Caffe-Ristorante Sbodio, Caffe-
Ristorante Plinio, Piazza Cavour.
Bathing Establishment (Bagni; also warm and vapour baths), on the
lake by the Giardino Pubblico. — Post & Telegraph Office, Viaünione. —
Photographs, etc. at Vittani's, Via Plinio 4.
Ómnibus from the Stazione Como Borghi (see above) to the Cable Rail¬
way (10 c); to Cemobbio (p. 174; 30 c). — Steamboat to Cernobbio, Torno,
and Moltrasio, 10 times daily (20 c).