30. From Bellinzona to Genoa viá Alessandria.
Railway to (156 M.) Genoa in 7-1172 hrs. (express fares 31 fr. 55, 22 fr. 15,
13 fr. 20 c); to (25 M.) Luino in 1-1 '/* hr. (fares 4 fr. 35, 3 fr. 10, 2 fr. 10 c);
to (34 M.) Laveno in li/s-27í hrs. (fares 6 fr. 10, 4 fr. 30, 2 fr. 90 c.; best
views to the right). — Oleggio is the junction of the new extensión of tbe
Simplón Railway (R. 2), from Arona to Novara, on which a direct express
service to Genoa viá Alessandria is to be established. — At Mortara our
line is joined by another coming from Milán, on which some of the
through-trains from Milán to Genoa run. From Milán to Genoa, 106 M.,
in 4i/2-73/4 hrs. (fares 19 fr. 75, 13 fr. 85, 8 fr. 90 c; express 21 fr. 70, 15 fr. 20,
9 fr. 90 c).
Bellinzona, see p. 8. Railway to (5i/2 M.) Cadenazzo, where the
Locarno line diverges, see p. 191. —At (10'/2M.) Magadino (p. 193)
the train reaches the Lago Maggiore, and skirts its E. bank (views
to the right; comp. the Map, p. 192). Opposite lies Locarno (p. 191).
— Beyond (14'/2 M.) Ranzo - Gera (opposite Brissago, p. 193) we
cross the Dirinella, the Italian frontier.
17 M. Pino, the flrst Italian station. The bank becoines steep
and rocky. Between Pino and Luino there are six tunnels and
numerous cuttings and viaducts. Delightful views of the lake to
the right; on the opposite bank lies Cannobio (p. 194), and farther
on is the promontory of Cánnero, with the picturesque castles of
that ñame on a rocky islet (p. 195). Near(21 M.) Maccagno(^o. 194)
the train crosses the Giona.
25 M. Luino, an international station, with Swiss and Italian
custom - houses, see p. 194. — To Lugano, see pp. 185-183; to
Várese, see p. 187.
The line crosses the Margorabbia (p. 195). 29 M. Porto- Váltra-
vaglia. Beyond a tunnel under the castle of Cálde (p. 195) we
skirt the bay of the same ñame (opposite Intra, p. 196) and enter
the Tunnel of Calde, l3/4 M. long.
34 M. Laveno (p. 195) is beautifully situated at the foot of
the Sasso di Ferro (p. 196). Splendid view across the broad lake
into the bay of Stresa; in the centre lie the Borromean Islands, in
the distance rise the snow-peaks of Monte Rosa and the Simplón.
Laveno is the station for Pallanza, Stresa, and the Borromean Islands
(steamer and small boats, pp. 191, 196; from the station to the quay,
ca. 12 min.; omn., 30 c). — Railway to Gallarate (Milán), see p. 185; viá
Várese to Como, see p. 170; via, Várese and Saronno to Milán, see pp. 188,187.
The line quits the lake. 36i/2 M. Leggiuno-Monvalle ; 40i/2 M.
Ispra (720 ft.), on a promontory (opposite Belgirate and Lesa,
The last glimpse of the lake is obtained at (4372 M.) Taino-
Angera. Opposite lies Arona (p. 201).
47 M. Sesto Calende, at the efflux of the Ticino from the lake,
junction for the Simplón Railway (R. 2). A handsome iron bridge,
with two roadways (the lower for the railway, the upper for the
Simplón road), here spans the Ticino. The railway to Arona (p. 201)
diverges to the right on the other side of the river.