228 Route 39. VAL SABBIA. Brescian Alps.
The Steam Teamway issues from the- Porta Trento (Pl. C, 1),
the N. gate of Brescia, and then runs to the N., through an attrac¬
tive and well-tilled district, to the Val Trompia, which is watered
by the Mella.
From (12 M.) Gardone Valtrompia (Alb. Beretta, well spoken
of) the attractive Road leads past several iron-mines, which furnish
the metal for the Brescian weapon faetones, and past Lavone, the
starting-point for the ascent of the Monte Guglielmo (p. 227).
26 M. Collio (2755 ft.; *HÓtel Mella, with a hydropathic, R.
from 4, pens. from 10 fr., open June-Sept.; Alb. Tabladino), the
capital of the Upper Val Trompia, frequented in summer for its
An attractive paas leads from Collio viá the Colle Maniva (5475 ft.) to
(5 hrs.) Bagolino (p. 229). The Dosso Alto (6775 ft.; 1 hr.), to the S., and
the Monte Colombine (7315 ft.; 2 hrs.), to the N.W., may be ascended from
the Colle Maniva; two easy and attractive expeditions.
3. Val Sabbia and Lago d'Idro.
Railway from (Breada) Rezzato viá Tormini to Vobarno, 16 M., in
ca. 172 hr. (farea 2 fr. 35, 1 fr. 30, 80 c). The stations are numerous and
the trains are often late. Public vehicles for Saló (fare 50 c.) are usually
to be found at Tormini. — Steam Tramway from Brescia, starting at tbe
rail, station, viá (18 M.) Tormini (carr. changed), whence the main line
(p. 230) proceeds to Toscolano on the Lago di Garda, and (21 M.) Vobarno
to (3072 M.) Vestone (4 trains daily, in ca. 372 hrs.). — Hiqhroad from
Brescia to (3572 M.) Caffaro viá Preseglie, Vestone, and Anfo (diligence to
Anfo daily in 8 hrs.).
Beyond Rezzato (p. 218) the Railway turns to the N.E., near
the barren S.W. slopes of the Brescian Alps, and enters the lower
Chiese Valley, which is watered by the Naviglio Grande, a canal con¬
structed in 1288. The chief stations are (10 M.) Gavardo (650 ft.),
where we cross the Chiese, and (1272 M.) Tormini (see below). —
16 M. Vobarno (805 ft.), the terminus of the line, is situated in the
upper valley of the Chiese, which above Tormini is known as the
Val Sabbia. The valley bends sharply at Nozza and thence exteuds,
enclosed by lofty mountains, as far as the Adamello group.
The Steam Teamway leaves Brescia by the Porta Venezia (Pl.
E, 3), the E. city-gate, and skirts the bare S. slopes of the Brescian
Alps, passing many attractive villas and then large quarries. The
chief stations are Rezzato (p. 218), Nuvolera, Paitone, and Gavardo,
villages with the houses lighted by electricity. The mountain-
chapel of Paitone, i/t hr. above the village, contains a celebrated
Madonna by Moretto.
18 M. Tormini (745 ft.; inn) lies at the foot of the Selva Piaña
(3170 ft.), which may be ascended henee in 21/4 hrs. viá Prandaglio
and the church of the Madonna della Nevé (2900 ft. • view).
From Tormini to Toscolano viá Saló, steam-tramway in 174 hr.
(comp. above). The line follows the Desenzano road (p. 231) to the S.E.,
and then, tnrning sharply to the N. at (2>/2 M.) Cunettone, descenda to
(6 M.) Said (p. 231), affording aplendid *Viewa of the smiling Bay of Saló,
the steep bank of the Riviera (p. 232) overhung by the Mte. Pizzocolo and