to Genoa. VOGHERA. 32. Route. 205
Fountain of Love, by Ant. Pollaiuolo), etc. Among the paintings
(2nd Toom on the right) are : Carlo Crivelli, The napkin of St. Vero-
nica (an early work); Amb. Borgognone, Bearing of the Cross, with
Carthnsian monks; 58. Ant. da Messina, Portrait (retouched); 60.
Correggio, Holy Family, an early work (much d amaged); 68. B. Luini,
Fragment of a fresco; 74. Fra Bartolomeo, Holy Family.
In a aide-street (Vicolo San Zeno) are busta of Boéthius and Petrarch.
Tradition points this out as the place in which Boéthius, confined by the
Emperor Theodoric, composed hia work on the 'Consolation of Philo-
sophy'. Petrarch, with his daughter and son-in-law, frequently visited the
palace as the guest of Galeazzo H. His grandson, who died at the Pal.
Malaspina, was interred in the former church of San Zeno. A short poem
of Petrarch in allusion to this event, in six Latin distiches, is one of the
many inscriptions on the wall opposite the entrance.
To the W. of the town, i/2 M. outside the Porta Cavour, lies
the church of San Salvatore, founded in the 7th cent, under King
Aribert, but entirely rebuilt in the 15-16th centuries. — About
i/2 M. farther on is the church of San Lanfranco (formerly Santo
Sepolcro), dating from the 12th century. It contains the sarcophagus
of Bishop Lanfranco Beccari (d. 1198), by G. A. Amadeo (ca. 1500),
who executed also some of the flne terracotta sculptures in the
From Pavía to Alessandria viá Torre-Beretti and Valenza,4072M.,
railway in ca. 2i/4-43/4 hrs. (farea 7 fr. 55, 5 fr. 30, 3 fr. 40 c). The line
crosses the Ticino and intersects the broad plain of the Po, in a S.W.
direction. Unimportant atations. — Torre-Beretti, aee p. 190; Valenza,
see p. 190.
From Pavía to Cremona (Mantua), 46 M., railway in 2'/4-33/4 hrs.
(fares 8 fr. 60, 6 fr. 5, 3 fr. 90c). — The line intersects the fertile plain
watcred by the Po and the Olona. — 972 M. Belgioioso, with a handsome
cháteau. — 26'/2M. Casalpusterlengo, where the line unites with that from
Piacenza to Milán (p. 358). — 30 M. Codogno (p. 358). Thence to (46 M.)
Cremona, see R. 33.
From Pavía to Stradella, via Bressana-Bottarone (see below), 20 M.,
railway in l-li/4 hr. Stradella, see p. 357.
From Pavia to Vercelli, see p. 190.
The Rallway to Genoa crosses the Ticino by a bridge i/2 M.
long, and almost immediately afterwards, beyond (26 M.) Cava
Manara, it crosses the Po. At (30i/2 M.) Bressana-Bottarone di¬
verges the above-mentioned branch to Stradella (p. 357). 33i/2 M.
38i/2M. Voghera (310 ft.; Italia), with 14,600 inhab., per¬
haps the ancient Iria, on the left bank of the Staffora, was once forti¬
fied by Giovanni Galeazzo Visconti. The ancient church of San
Lorenzo was remodelled in 1600. From Voghera to Piacenza, see
.„ The steam-tramway from Voghera to Stradella (p. 357) passes the
village of (41/2 M.) Montebello, famous for the battle of 9th June, 1800 (five
days before the battle of Marengo). Here, too, on 20th May, 1859, the first
serious encounter between the Austrians and the united French and Sar¬
dinian armies took place.
Another steam-tramway conneets Voghera with (5 M.) Rivanazzano,
the station for Salice, a small watering-place, with iodine and íaline baths,