VÁRESE. 28. Route. 185
the boundary between Italy and Switzerland. Several villages and
churches are seen perched among the rocks. Beyond the station
of (372 M.) Cremenaga (833 ft.) the train passes through two tunnels
and crosses the river, the precipitous right bank of which is now
also Italian. — 6 M. Creva (745 ft.), with important manufactories.
Crossing flnally the Bellinzona-Genoa line (R. 30 ; station to the
left), we arrive at (8 M.) Luino, where the station adjoins the Lago
Maggiore steamboat-quay (see p. 194).
28. From Milán to Porto Ceresio, on the Lake of
Lugano, viá Gallarate and Várese.
'" 4672 M. Electric Railway (Rete Mediterránea) in li/4-l3/4 hr. (fares
4 fr. 50, 6 fr. 5, 2 fr. 25 c); to (37 M.) Várese (20-30 trains daily) in I-I1/2 hr.
(fares 3 fr. 30, 1 fr. 65 c). The line was laid in 1901 by the Thomson-
Houston Co. of America, on the third rail principie. — The custom-house
examination takes place on the steamer. Comp. the Map, p. 190.
From Milán (Central Station) to (25'/2 M.) Gallarate, where
the Simplón Railway diverges, see p. 5.
From Gallábate to Laveno, 20 M., railway in 1 hr. (fares 1 fr. 80,
90 c). — 10 M. Témate- Varano, on the little lake of Comabbio (795 ft.). —
15 M. Besozzo (850 ft.). — 20 M. Laveno, see p. 195.
Our line runs to the N. through the attractive and fertile hilly
district of the Varesotto. 30y2 M. Albizzate; 35 M. Gazzada (1230 ft.),
in a lofty situation, with the Villa Cagnola. As the train proceeds
we enjoy a beautiful view, to the left, of the Lake of Várese and
Várese with the Monte Campo de' Fiori in the background.
371/2M. Várese. — Railway Stations. 1. Stazione Rete Mediterránea,
to the E. of the town. — 2. Stazione Ferrovie Nord, 350 yds. to the N.E. of
the foregoing, for the Milan-Laveno and Como-Laveno linea (pp. 187, 170).
Hotels. "Excelsior Grand Hotel Várese, a large establishment 111.
to the W. of the town and 1320 ft. above the sea-level, near the station
of Casbeno (p. 188), with a lift, steam-heating, a beautiful garden, and a
splendid view of the whole chain of the W. Alps, R. from 4, B. I1/2, déj. 4-5,
D. 5-6, pens. from 9, omn. 1 fr. This house, much visited by English
and American travellers, is closed from Dec to Febrnary. — In the town
(rooms must be ordered in advance during the races, in Sept.): "Italia,
Corso Roma, with small garden, "Europa, Via Luigi Sacco, R. from 21/2,
pens. from 7, omn. 3/4 fr., both Italian, with restaurants; León d'Oro,
Gambero, Angelo, Alb. Céntrale, all four quite unpretending. — Cafés
(Cavour, etc.) under the arcades in the Corso Vittorio Emanuele.
Post Office, in the Municipio (p. 186).
Cabs. One-horse carr. per drive in the town 1 fr., to Castiglione
(p. 187), with a stay of 1-2 hrs., about 6 fr. (bargain necessary).
Electric Tramways (generally crowded on Sun.). 1. From the Stazione
Mediterraneu to Masnago. — 2. From the Stazione Ferrovie Nord along the
Corso Roma and Corso Vitt. Emanuele, viá (2 M.) Bel tole and through
the villages of Sant' Ambrogio and Fogliaro, to (25 min.) the Prima Cappella,
below the Madonna del Monte (every 25 min.; fare, up 50, down 30 c). —
3. From Bettole (see above) viá Ghirla and Cunardo to (15'/2 M.) Luino
(p. 194; in IV4 hr.; fares 2 fr. 15, 1 fr. 25c).
English Church Service in the Grand Hotel Várese. — Golf Ground
(9 holes) near the Grand Hotel. — English Physician, Dr. Hnbert Higgins,
Via Stauxenghi 3.