178 Route 26. MENAGGIO. Lake
The promontory of Bellagio ends in the Punta di Bellagio, where
the S.W and S.E. arms of the lake unite (comp. p. 174).
The latter, the Lago di Lecco (12i/¡ Mi long), though inferior to the
other in picturesqueneas and luxuriance of vegetation, presenta grander
mountain scenery. The E. bank is skirted by the railway mentioned at
p. 171. Steamers from Cadenabbia to Lecco, see p. 173.
The steamer rounds the Punta di Bellagio (see above). To the left,
Lierna (P. and R.; Ristor. Lierna), at the foot of the abrupt Cima Palagia
(5080ft.). Fine view towards the N. — Right: Limontu (B.; Pens. Cervieii,
R. I1/2, pens 61/2 fr., Italian, very fair; Trattoria del Porto), the station for
Chevrio (p. 172). Vassena (B.), the station for (3 M.) Civennu (p. 172), and
Onno (P. ;*Alb. del Porto). Left: Olcio (R.), and Mandello (P. Si R.; Ristor.
della Torre), on a delta running far out into the lake at the foot of Mte.
Grigna Meridionale or Mte. Campione (7165 ft.); Abbadia (B. Si R.), at the
mouth of the Val Gerona. On the W. bank, at the base of the Corni di
Canzo (4500 ft.), are several cement-furnacea. Opposite Lecco, to the right,
lies Paré, situated at the mouth of the Ritorto (p. 170) and separated
from Malgrate (p. 171) by the promontory of San Dionigio. The lake now
contracta to the width of the Adda. — Lecco (P. «fe R.), see p. 170.
On the chief arm of the Lake of Como, as we proceed towards
Cólico, the first steamboat-stations are Menaggio (W. bank) and
Varenna (E. bank).
Menaggio (P).-Piers. One, the
Pontile Ferrovia, to the S., beside the
Hotel Menaggio, for the Steam Tram¬
way to Porlezza (Lugano; see p. 182);
another, the Pontile Comunale, beside
the Hotels Victoria and Corona.
Hotel-omnibuses at both.
Hotels (many English visitors).
"Grand Hotel Victoria, R. 5-7,
B. l'/2, déj. 31/2, D. 5, pens. 8-13 fr.
íEnglish Church Service); "Grand
Hót. Menaggio (closed from 15th
Nov.-28th Feb.), R.3-6, B. li/2, déj. 3,
D. 5, pens. 7-11 fr., both with lifts
and gardens on the lake. — Corona,
Italian, very fair, R. 11/2, D. 3, pens.
6 fr., incl. wine. — Ristorante Bella¬
vista (with bedrooms); Ristorante
Belvedere, Café - Restaurant Olivedo,
Menaggio (1700 inhab.), with
an extensive silk manufactory,
commands a flne view of Bellagio.
On the lake, to the S. of the vil¬
lage, is the handsome Villa My-
lius. — A good road, diverging
to the right from the Cadenabbia
road, ascends in windings to the N.
to (5/2 hr.) Loveno Superiore, near
tlie church of which stands the
Villa Vigoni, commanding a
magniflcniít view of Menaggio,
Varenna (P &R; *Hót. Royal,
in an open situation, B. li/2,
déj. 3i/2, D. 5, pens. from 10 fr.,
many English visitors; Alb. Vit¬
toria, R. 1-21/2, pens. 5-7i/2 fr.;
Alb.-Ristor. Olivedo, at the pier,
both unpretending) is charmingly
situated on a promontory sur-
rounded by gardens, at the mouth
of the Val d'Esino. The railway-
station is 1/4 M. from the pier
(omn. 30 c). In the vicinity both
road and railway pass through
several tunnels. Most of the
marble quarried in the neigh-
bourhood is cut and polished in
About 3/4 M. to the S of Varenna,
the Fiume Latte ('milk brook', from
its colour) is precipitated in several
leaps from a height of 10C0 ft., form-
ing an imposing cascade in spring,
but generally dried up at other
seasons. — The ruins of Torre di
Vezio, beside the high-lying hamlet
of Vezio (1/2 hr.), command a beauti¬
From Varenna a fatiguing foot¬
path leads past Regoledo (p. 179)
and above the Orrido di Bellano
(p. 179) to (l3/4 hr.) Bellano (p. 179).