198 Route 31. BAVENO. Lago Maggiore.
Trobaso road (see below) in 13/4hr., by a carriage-route to the left,
or from Suna (see below) in 21/2 hrs. by a new road viá Cavandone.
Small restaurant at the top (beautiful view).
Circuit of the Monte Rosso (31/2-4 hrs.). We proceed straight on
from the Madonna di Campagna to the (1/4 hr.) Osteria del Plusc, where
we croas the Sun Bernardina (p. 196); 20 min. Intra road; 6 min. Trobaso;
we turn to the left in the village; in 12 min. the road forks, the right
branch leading to Unchio (aee below), the left (yellow way-marks) re-
crossing the San Bernardino by a fine bridge; >/4 br. Santino, beyond which
the ronte is in poor condition; 1/2 hr. Bieno; then by a ateep and stony
path to (1/2 hr.) Cavandone (see ábove), passing by the pilgrimage-church
below the village, and thence by the new road; the lake soon comes into
view once more; 172 hr. Suna (see below). — By following the right
arm of the road (black way-marks) beyond Trobaso to (74 hr.) Unchio and
(40 min.) Cossogno (Alb. Cossogno) and then taking the 'Via Solferino' (to
the left), we soon reach (atony path) the (74 hr.) Román Bridge over the
romantic gorge of the San Bernardino. Faths with steps lead henee to
(1/4 hr.) the church of Rovegro. To reach the village we tnrn to the right.
In the village we turn to the left and then follow a stony path along the
ridge in the direction of Santino (see above) and finally ascend to the right
to Bieno (see above).
The ascent of the "Monte Zeda (7075 ft.; 8 hrs.; green way-marks) is
interesting. The road leads viá Trobaso (see above; turn to the right in
the village), Cambiasca (990 ft.), and Comerá to the (3 hrs.) mountain-village
of Miazzina (2365 ft.; Ristor. Principessa Elena), whence a sanny footpath
ascends to the (3 hrs.) Pian Cavallone (5140 ft.; Alb. Nava, plain, 20 beds).
Making an early start next morning, we proceed viá the Pizzo Marona
(6725 ft.) to the (2 hrs.) summit, which commands a wide view.
Comp. also the excursions from Intra (p. 196) and from Laveno (p. 196).
To the W. of Pallanza the road leads along the lake to (1 M.)
Suna (Alb. Belvedere, Alb. Pesce d'Oro, both plain; Ristor. al Mares-
ciallo, good wine), and to (3M.) Fondo Toce, situated at the mouth of
the impetuous Tosa (Toce), where the road to the Lago diMergozzo
(p. 4) diverges to the right. 4 M. Pallanza-Fondo Toce (p. 5), a
station on the Simplón railway (motor-omnibus see p. 192). Farther
on we skirt Mont' Orfano (p. 4) and then cross the Tosa, by a
flve-arched bridge, to the railway-station of Gravellona (p. 69),
6 M. from Pallanza (diligence, see p. 197).
In the S.W. nook of the bay lies Feriólo, 23/4 M. from Gravellona.
The quarries of red and white granite, extending along the hills
between Feriólo and Baveno, have for ages yielded a splendid build¬
ing material, which has been used for the columns in the Cathedral
of Milán, the church of San Paolo fuori le Mura at Rome, the Galleria
Vitt. Enianuele at Milán, and many other important structures. The
quarries are worked mainly by the Della Casa Company, an English
enterprize. — Then —
Baveno (R). — Hotels. "Grand Hotel Bellevue, with lift and steam-
heating, R. 3-7, B. I1/2, déj. 31/2, D. 5, pens. 9-12 fr.; "Beaurivage, R.2-5,
B. 1, déj. 2, D. 3, pens. 5-9 fr., these two with large gardens. — Hót. du
Simplón, with garden, R. 2-3, B. 1, déj. 2, D 3, pens. from 51/2 fr. (closed
Dec-March.); Hot. Suisse Si Iles Borromées, pens. 5-6 fr., with reatanrant,
Italian, very fair, recommended to passing travellera; Pens. Edén, at tbe
quay; Pens. Fedora, well situated. — Caffe Ruffoni, at the quay. — Boats,
comp. pp. 173,199. — Pbtsician, Dr. P. Borellu.
English Church in tbe garden of the Villa Clara.