194 Route 31. LUINO. Lago Maggiore.
villas in luxuriant gardens, and a fine group of oíd cypresses near
the church. The- slopes above are covered with vines, flg - trees,
olives, and pomegranates, and even the myrtle flourishes in the
open air. A pleasant route leads to Madonna del Monte, with its
chalybeate spñng. — To the S. of Brissago, near the 'international'
tobáceo factory, is a small Renaissance church in the Lombard style.
About s/i M. up the valley is a mineral spring. Extensive panorama
from the Monte Gridone (7860 ft.).
Opposite Brissago, on the E. bank, which belongs to Lombardy,
lies the Italian village of Pino (R.).
On the W. bank, which belongs to Piedmont (p. 25), lie Sant'
Ágata and Cannohio (Hotel Cannobio et Savoye, on the lake, R. li/2-
3i/2, B. 174, de'j. 2V2, D. 3i/2, pens. 5-8 fr.; Albergo delle Alpi,
modérate; *Pens. Villa Badia, li/2 M. to the S., 260 ft. above the
lake, pens. 6-7 fr.). Cannobio (2500 inhab.) is one of the oldest
and most prosperous villages on the lake, situated on a platean at
the entrance of the Val Cannobina, and overshadowed by richly
wooded mountains. Near the pier stands the early-Renaissance
church of the Santuario della Santissima Pieta, in the style of Bra¬
mante; the dome and the octagonal choir are by Pellegrino Tibaldi
(1571); at the high-altar is a *Bearing of the Cross, by Gaud. Ferrari
(about 1525). — Cannobio is the station of the Italian 'torpedo-
boats' in the preventive service.
Pleasant walk of 1/2 hr. (also omn.) up the beautiful Val Cannobina to
the hydropathic of La Salute (open June ÍOth to Oct. lst), and thence via
Truffiume to the (20 min.) Orrido, a rocky chasm with a waterfall to which
boats can ascend (boatman to be brought from Traffiume, 1/2-I fr.). Thence
viá Santa Maria Maggiore.io. theVigezzo valley, to Domodossola, see Baedeker's
Switzerland. — A walk along the road to (4i/2 M.) Cannero (p. 195) may also
be strongly recommended.
The steamer now steers to the E. bank (to the W- the Castelli
di Cannero appear in the lake; p. 195), and stops at Maccagno
(R.), which has two stations: Maccagno Superiore (B.), to the N.
of the Giona, and Maccagno Inferiore (Alb. della Torre), with a pic¬
turesque church and an ancient watch-tower. Henee we may visit
the (2 hrs.) loftily situated Lago d'Elio (2950 ft.; rfmts.; fine view).
Farther on the viaduets and tunnels of the Bellinzona and Genoa
line are seen skirting the lake. Passing Colmegna, in a wooded
ravine, we next reach —
Luino (R.). — The Steamboat Pier adjoins the waitiDg-room (déj.
272, D. 41/2 fr.) of the Steam Tramway to Ponte Tresa (Lugano; see p. 9).
By passing to the left of this station and to the right of the statue of
Garibaldi, following the wide Via Principe di Napoli for 9 min., then
turning to the left, we reach in 3 min. more (ómnibus 40, trunk 50,
smaller package 25 c.) the Stazione Inteenazionale, the station of the
Bellinzona and Genoa line, where the Italian and Swiss custom-house
examinations take place (Restaurant, very fair, déj. 2-272, D. 3-4 fr.,
HoteU. "Grand Hotel Simplón et Terminus, on the lake, to the S.W.
of the town, with steam-heating and garden, R. 3-5, B. I1/2, déj. 372, D. 5,
pens. 8-12, omn. 1 fr.; Hotel de la Poste et Suisse, R. 2-3, B. I1/4, déj.