170 Route 24. LECCO.
Oggiono, at the S. end of the Lago d'Annone. The train then runs along
the E. bank of this lake. — 2172 M. Sala al Barro is the station for the
village of Galbiate (1215 ft.), 174 M. to the E., the best starting-point for
an ascent of *Mte. Barro (3025 ft). A good bridle-path (horse 372 fr., incl.
fee) ascends to the (2 hrs.) "Alb. di Monte Barro (2790 ft.), a quiet resort
with a large garden, whence a walk of l/t hr. brings us to the top. The
magnificent view embraces the Brianza (p. 171), the Lake of Lecco (p. 178),
the Val Sassina, and its mountains. The descent may be pleasantly made
to (172 hr.) Malgrate (p. 171), passing a finely situated pilgrimage-church. —
The Lago d'Annone is connected with the Lake of Lecco by the Rilorto,
the course of which we follow beyond (2272 M.) Civate. The Mte. Resegone
(see below) is prominent to the E. — 24 M. Valmadrera. The train then
penetrates a tunnel, crosses the wide Adda, and reaches (26 M.) Lecco.
From Como vía Várese to Laveno, on tbe Lago Maggiore, 3172 M.. rail¬
way (Ferrovie Nord) in 2-274 hrs. (fares 5 fr. 40, 3 fr. 85, 2 fr. 70 c); to
Vurese, 18 M., in 1-174 hr. (fares 3 fr. 10, 2 fr. 10, 1 fr. 55 c). — As far as
f472 M.) Grandate, see p. 165. Our line runs to the S.W., with a view of
Monte Bisbino (p. 174) and Monte Generoso on the right. We descend to
(6 M.) Lurate-Caccivio, and then ascend through wood (birch-trees, elc.)to
(11 M.) Solbiate Albiolo (1460 ft.), the highest point of the line. In the fore-
ground appears the Monte Campo de'Fiori (p. 136). — 15 M. Malnate (p. 188),
the junction of the Milán-Saronno-Várese line. — 18 M. Várese (change
carriages), and thence to (3172 M.) Laveno, see p. 185 and R. 29.
From Como to Monte Generoso and Lugano, see pp. 16, 15.
The Railway from Monza to Lecco skirts the S.E. slopes of the
beautiful range of hills of the Brianza (p. 171). — 12'/2 M. (from
Milán) Arcore (630 ft.), see p. 167. — 151/2 M. Usmate-Carnate is
also a station on the line from Seregno to Bergamo (p. 167). —
18l/2 M. Cemusco-Merate. The village of Merate (945 ft.; Albergo
del Solé), 1 M. to the E. of the station, has a large factory (Stábili¬
mento Gavazzi) and pretty villas.
From Cernusco a pleasant excursión (i hr.) may be taken to the lofty
Montevecchia (1572 ft.; poor Osteria, but good wine). The church of Monte-
vecchia commands an excellent view of the Lombard plain, Milán, Cremona,
Novara, and part of the Brianza, etc. Pleasant return-route by Missaglia,
with a guide, 174 hr.; thence to the W. to (72 hr.) Monticello (p. 167).
21 M. Olgiate-Molgora. Beyond a tunnel a view of the valley
of the Adda is obtained to the right. The train descends, crosses
the river, and joins the Lecco and Bergamo line (p. 216) at (27!/2M.)
Calolzio which is magniflcently situated at the foot of the moun¬
tains, near the small Lago di Olginate. — Thence we skirt the E.
bank of the Lago di Garlate viá (28y2 M.) Vercurago-San Girolamo,
which lies below the hill of San Girolamo (1340 ft.; view), with a
pilgrimage-church and a ruined castle. 30 M. Maggianico, with a
32 M. Lecco. — Hotels. "Gr. Hót. Lecco (Bellevue au Lac), R. 2-4,
B. 17?, déj. 3, D. 4, S. 3, omn. 3/4 fr.; *Hot. Mazzoleni, R. 2-5, B. l'/a,
pens. 8, omn. 1 fr., these two well situated at the pier, with steam-heating;
Croce di Malta ed Italia, Piazza Garibaldi; Alb. allá Stazione, near
the station, unpretending. — Rail. Restaurant, clean. — Omn. between
the station and the pier 50 c (included in through tickets).
Lecco (700 ft.) is an industrial town with 10,400 inhab. and silk,
eotton, and iron manufactories, at the foot of Mte. Resegone (6160 ft.),