174 Route 26. CERNOBBIO. Lake
Menaggio and Varenna, nearly 2i/2 M.; total área 60 sq. M. The
Lago di Mezzola, formerly the N. bay of the lake, has been separated
from it by the only large delta in the lake, formed by the deposits
of the Adda (p. 180). In the middle, at the Punta di Bellagio
(p. 178) the lake divides into two branches, called respectively the
Lakes of Como (W.) and Lecco (E.). The Adda enters at the upper
extremity and makes its egress near Lecco. Owing to its narrow
bed and great depth (máximum 1345 ft.) the lake resembles a fiord;
inundations, as at the Lago di Lugano, are not uncommon. — The
industrious inhabitants of the banks of the lake are much occupied
in the production and manufacture of silk. Tasteful articles in olive
wood are made at Bellagio.
The variegated hues of the oleanders are very striking in summer.
The laurel grows wild here. — The lake abounda in fiah, and trout (trote)
of 201bs. weight are occasionally captured. The 'Agoni' are small, but
The prospect from the quay at Como is limited, but as soon as
the steamer has passed the flrst promontory on the E., the Punta
di Geno, the beauty of the lake is disclosed to view.
Borgo San Giorgio and Villa
l'Olmo, see p. 169.
Villa Tavernola, beyond the
mouth of the Breggia. Villa Cima,
in a beautiful park.
Cernobbio (P). — 'Grand Hotel
Villa d'Este et Reine d'Angle-
terre, with lift and fine park, R.
from 4, B. li/j, déj. 372-472, D. 5-7,
pens. 10-16, omn. 1 (fromComo2)fr.,
frequented by English and Americans
(Engl. Church Serv. on Sun.). — "Hot.
Reine Olga, with small garden, R. 2-
372, B. li/4, déj. 3, D. 4, pens. 6-9 fr.,
incl. wine; '. lb.Stella ; Alb.Milano,
R. I72, B. 3/4, D. 3, pens. 5 fr., incl.
wine, Italian, very fair. — Ómnibus
and Locul Steamer to Como, see p. 167.
Cernobbio, a considerable vil¬
lage, 2i/2 M. to the E. of Chiasso
(p. 16), is snrrounded by hand¬
The Monte Bisbino (4390 ft.), with
a pilgrimage-church and a fine view,
is easily ascended in 4 hrs. from Cer¬
nobbio viá Rovenna (1450 ft.) and the
Monti Madrona (2755 ft.; inn).
Villa Volpi, on a promontory
extending far into the lake.
Borgo Sant' Agostino and Brú¬
ñate, on the spurs of the Monte
Boletto, see p. 169.
Blevio (B), beyond the Punta
di Geno, with many villas.
Villa Taglioni, formerly the
property of the famous danseuse
Marie Taglioni (d. 1884); Villa
Ferranti, once the residence of
the celebrated singer Pasta (d.
1865); Villa Taverna.