Lago Maggiore. PALLANZA. 31. Route. 197
N. bank, with its chapel, house, and garden, is also one of the Bor¬
romean Islands. Behind the Isola dei Pescatori rises the hlunt
pyramid of the Mottarone (p. 201); farther to the W. appear the
white quarries near Baveno; while the background is filled up by
the snow-clad mountains between the Simplón and the Monte Rosa.
Pallanza. — Hotels (lifts and steam - heating in the larger houses).
'Gkand Hotel Pallanza, on the road to the Punta Castagnola, 72 M. from
the landing-place, with several dépendances, large grounds, and railway
booking-office, R. 4-7, B. 11/2, déj. 3-4, D. 5-6, mnsie 1/2, lake-bath 1, pens.
in summer 71/2-I21/2, in winter 71/2-10, omn. l-li/4 fr.; "Grand Hotel Edén,
3 min. farther on, on the Punta Castagnola, with garden and open view,
R. 372-7, B. I1/2, déj. 3, D. 5, pens. 9-14, omn. li/4 fr. — "Métropole,
with small garden on the lake, R. from 3, B. 172, déj. 3, D. 4-5, pens.
(for not less than a fortnight) from 8, omn. 1/2 fr. — Hót-Pens. Bellevue,
R. 2-4, B. I1/4, déj. 3, D. 372-4, pens. 6-9 fr., very fair; Hot. San Gottardu
S¡ Pess. Suisse, R. from 2, B. U/4, déj. 21/2, D. 31/2, pens. from 5 fr., very
fair; Schweizerhof, with restaurant, R. from 2, B. I1/4, déj. 21/2, D. 3,
pens. from 6 fr., these three near the quay. — Pens. Villa Castagnola,
to the E., in the direction of the Punta Castagnola, with steam-heating
and garden, R. I1/2-4, B. 11/4, D. 3, S. 2, pens. 672-IO fr.; Pens. Villa
Maggiore. — Café Bolongaro, near the steam-boat pier.
Post & Telegraph Office, Via Cavour 12. — Physician. Dr. Húdepohl.
Boat with one rower to the Isola Madre and back 2'/2, with two 4,
to Isola Bella and back 372 or 6; to both islands and back or to Stresa
and back 4 or 7; to Laveno and back or to Santa Caterina del Sasso and
back 5 or 9 fr. Comp. also p. 173.
Cabs. Per hr., with one horse, for 2 pers. 3 (3 pers. 4) fr., with two
horses 6 fr.; to the stations of Pallanza-Foudo Toce and Gravellona 5, 7,
or 10 fr.; to Lago di Mergozzo and round the Mont' Orfano 7, 9, or 12 fr.;
to Premeno 15 or 25 fr. The cabmen standing at the pier generally ask less.
Motor-Ómnibus to Locarno and to the stations of Pallanza-Fondo
Toce and Gravellona, see p. 192 (stopping at the Alb. San Gottardo). —
Diligence (office opposite the Alb. San Gottardo) to (6 M.) Gravellona,
0 times daily, in 1 hr. (1 fr.).
English Church Service in the Grand Hotel Pallanza (April-Oct.).
Pallanza (660 ft.), a thriving little town with 4600 inhab.,
delightfuüy situated opposite the Borromean Islands, commands a
view of them, and of the lake as far as the snow-covered Swiss Alps
(Portjengrat, Weissmies). As the most sheltered and warmest spot
on the Lago Maggiore, it enjoys a repute as a winter-resort, espe¬
cially as an intermedíate stage between the Riviera and more
northerly climes. Opposite the quay is the market-place (Piazza
Garibaldi), with the Municipio and the church of San Leonardo
(16thcent.). The road to the right leads past the villas Melzi d'Eril
and Biffi (right) and the interesting nursery-gardens of Rovelli (left)
to the Punta Castagnola, and thence, passing the villas of Messtorf,
L'Eremitaggio (Kaupe), and San Remigio, to Intra (p. 196). The
oíd church of San Remigio (rebuilt in 1500; key at San Leonardo's)
stands by the lake, near the villa of the same ñame.
From the market-place the Via Cavour and then the broad Viale
Principe Umberto lead straight N. to the (74 hr.) domed church of
the Madonna di Campagna, containing frescoes by Gaud. Ferrari
(dome) and the Procaccini (choir and chapéis). The church lies at
the foot of the * Monte Rosso (2275 ft), which is ascended from the