232 Route 40. SALÓ. Lago di Garda.
Salb, a town with 5000 inhab. and manufactories of Acqua di
Cedro (liquenr), is charmingly situated on the W. shore of the bay
that opens at Gardone. Since 1377 it has been the capital of the
Magnifica Patria della Riviera, which was acquired by Venice in 1426.
Gasparo Bertolotti (Gasp. de Salb; 1642-1609), inventor of the
modern form of violin and precursor of the great violin-makers of
Cremona, was born at Salo.
From the Porta Carmine, the E. town gate, the Lungolago, a
promenade laid out since the earthquake of 1901 and damaged
by a landslip in 1905, leads to the long Piazza Vittorio Emanuele,
on the W. Halfway is the Gothic Parish Church, with a Renaissance
portal by Jac. Sansovino, containing several pictures of the Brescian
and Veronese Schools: on the pillar to the right of the high-altar,
Adoration of the Child, by Torbido; in the apse, Assumption, a fresco
by Palma Giovane. In the modest church of San Bernardino, beyond
the Piazza Vittor. Eman., is an altar-piece by Romanino (1529; San
Bonaventura with a donor and angels), by the 2nd altar on the left.
A fine view (best by evening-light) is obtained from tbe W. summit of
the Monte San Bartolomeo (1865 ft.), which is ascended in l'/s hr. from the
steam-tramway etation Saló-Carmine (descent to Gardone 174 hr.). — A
Higtikoad (one-horse carr. 7 fr.) leada to (5 M ) Desenzano (p. 230) through
the Vallenese, the undulat.ing wine-growing district between the valley of
the Chiese (p. 228) and Cape Manerba.
We here reach the Riviera (p. 230), 10 M. long, with numerous
villages and country-houses. In the evening it sparkles with electric
lights all the way from Salo to Toscolano.
Gardone Riviera. — Piers at Gardone di Sotlo and Fasano (see below).
Hotels & Pensions (generally overcrowded from Feb. to April). 1. In
Gardone di Sotto, near the main pier (Piazza Wimmer): *Grand Hotel,
with lift, steam-heating, ticket-office, café-restauran^ gardens, and lake-
baths, R. 272-8, B. 172, D. 4-5, S. 272-87»- pe«>s. 8-15 fr. (closed from mid-
May to mid-Sept.); *Gr.-H6t. Savoy, 2 min. from the pier, with lift,
steam-heating, café-restaurant, and garden, R. 3-5, B. 174, D. 4, S. 272,
pens. 8-12 fr. (closed June 15th-Sept. lst); *Hót. Roma, above the pier,
with small garden, R. from 3, B. I72, D. 4-5, S. 3-372, pens. from 8 fr. (closed
June lst-Sept. 15th); — Hót.-Pens. Monte Baldo, with garden, R. from 2,
B. 174, J->. 3'/2 i, pena. 772-9 fr., well spoken of; Hot.-Pens. Seehof, R. 2-3,
B. 1, D. 37-j, pena, from 7 fr.; Hót. Benaco, in the village, with cafe'-
restaurant, pens. 6-7 fr.; Hót.-Restaurant Goldener Fisch, near the pier,
plain, these two for passing tourists; Pens. Hohl, on the lake, pens. from
772 fr.; Pens. Eden-Rivieha, from 672 fr.; Pens. Villa National, these two
above the Grand Hotel; Pens. Bellevue-Frank, Damenheih Villa María,
these two near the Kurgarten, in a high situation. — 2. In Barbarano, to
the S.W. of Gardone di Sotto, 8-12 min. from the pier: Pens. Villa Sonnen-
burg, with a pretty garden, from 10 fr.; Pens. Villa Goldstrand, 7-10 fr.;
Pens. Aurora, from 7 fr. — 3. In Fasano, 3/t-l1/i M. to the N.E. of Gardone
di Sotto: "Hót. Fasano, with restaurant, view-terrace, and lake-baths,
R. 2-6, board 6 fr.; Hót. Rosenhof, R. from 272, pens. from 772 fr.; Hót.
Bellevue au Lac, R. 2'/2-572, pens. 772-12 fr., these three on the lake,
8-10 min. from the quay of Fasano, with gardens; "Hót. Bellariva, by
tbe pier, R. 2-3, B. 1, D. 3 4, S. 2, pens. 672-IO fr.; Pens. Quisisana, above
the road, pens. 7-12 fr.
Sanatorium, Villa Primavera (Dr. Kóniger), in Gardone di Sopra, '/t M.
above the quay, with a beautiful garden, pens. 10-1272 fr. — Apartmenta
at Villa Haberlin '.". ~ ' ""-'