to Porto Ceresio. PORTO CERESIO. 28. Route. 187
de'Fiori (4030 ft.; Hót. Ciotti). These are reached by a bridle-path diverg-
ing to the right at the above-mentioned statue of Moses (horse or mole
from the Prima Cappella, with driver, 4-5 fr.).
Those who make a longer stay should take the pleasant Drive round
the Mte. Campo de' Fiori viá Gavirate (p. 188), Cocquio. Orino, Brinzio, and
Fogliaro (p. 186; carr. 8-10 fr., with two horses 16 20 fr.).
The new Light Railwat to Luino diverges to the N. at Bettole (p. 186)
and enters the picturesque Valganna, or upper valley of the Olona. It
passes through the Olona gorge, skirtiDg the small Lago di Ganna, on the
left, to (51/2 M.) Gannu (1505 ft.; Alb. Valganna), the chief village in the
valley, at the base of Monte Poncione (3258 ft.). It then skirts the pretty
Lago di Chirla (1430ft.; fish abundant; frequented in winter by skaters
from Milán) to (772 M.) GAirla (1475 ft.; Hót. Ghirla), whence a road (one-
horse carr. 5 fr.) runs to the N.E. through the beautiful Marchirolo Vulley
down to San Pietro and Ponte Tresa (p. 184). The railway descends in
windings to the N.W. viá (81/2 M.) Cunardo, with tbe Várese electric works,
and (10 M.) Perrera-Camurtino, to (11 M ) Gruntolu, in the monotonous
Murgorabbia Valley. — 1572 M. Luino, see p. 194.
From Várese to Como, see p. 170; to Laveno, see R. 29.
The Railway to Porto Ceresio crosses the Ferrovie Nord and
then a lofty viaduct over the Olona. — 39i/2 M. Induno - Olona,
with the Villa Medici. To the left rises the Mte. Monarca (2815 ft.).
Tunnel. 41!/2 M. Arcisate-Brenno, at the base of the flnely-shaped
Sasso delle Coma (3390 ft.). — The line then describes a wide curve
round the Monte Useria (1810 ft.), with its pilgrimage-church. —
43y2M. Bísuscftio-V¿¡/^¡it. Bisuschio, which lies in the Val Brivio,
1 M. to the W., is a favourite resort from Várese and contains the
Villa Cicogna, with a large park and splendid view a of the Lake of
Lugano. Viggiü lies on the height to the right, commanded by the
chuTch of Sant' Elia. — We now descend into the Val Brivio. In
the foreground to the left is an extensive quarry of granite paving-
stones, at Cuasso al Monte (1640 ft.).
46i/2 M. Porto Ceresio (p. 184). The rail, station lies cióse to
the Lake of Lugano. Steamer 10 times daily in summer to (3/4-l hr.)
Lugano, see pp. 183, 9.
29. From Milán to Laveno, on the Lago Maggiore,
viá Saronno and Várese.
45V2 M. Railwat (Ferrovie Nord) in ca. l3/4-23/4 hrs. (fares 4 fr. 25,
3 fr. 55, 1 fr. 80c); to (3172 M.) Várese in ca. li/4-2 hrs. (fares 3 fr. 70,
2 fr. 55, 1 fr. 35 c). For return-tickets, comp. p. 191. The trains start
from the Stazione Ferrovie Nord (p. 128). — In clear weather this ia a very
attractive journey (best views to the left).
From Milán to (13i/2 M.) Saronno, see p. 164. As we proceed,
we have a fine view to the right of Brúñate, the mountains round
Lake Como, and Mte. Generoso. — 16 M. Gerenzano-Turate. The
large Casa Umberto Primo at Turate is a convalescent home.
22i/2M. Tradate (1024 ft.). To the left we obtain a grand view
of the Valais Alps; in the foreground appear the Mte. Campo de'
Fiori, with the Madonna del Monte (p. 186), and the mountains
round the Lake of Lugano. — 24 M. Venegono Inferiore; 26 M.