Lago di Garda. GARDONE-RIVIERA. 40. Route. 233
Café in the Kur-Garten, between Gardone di Sotto and Fasano.
Post & Telegraph Office, at the Grand Hotel, open daily, 8 a m to
9 p.m. (May-Oct. only 8-12, 2-7, and 8 9).
Physicians: Dr. Koniger; Dr. Rohden (in Fasano); Dr. Krez; Dr. Boral;
Dr. Óchsler; Dr. Frenkel (lady-doctor). — Dentist. Hruscka. — Chemist:
Pernici, Piazza Wimmer. — Visitors' Tax, 10 fr. per season.
Money Changers and Goods Agents. Schneider <b Severgnini, Ólsner (with
ticket-offices and shops also), both in the Piazza Wimmer.
Cabs. Per hour, with one horse, 1-2 pers. 272, 3 pers. 3 fr.; to the Tos¬
colano Ravine and Gargnano and back 8 Si 10, with two horse3 14 fr.; to
Tormini 5, 6, & 9 fr.; to Cunettone, 6, 7, & 10 fr.; to San Pietro 7, 8, & 14 fr.;
to Cape Manerba 7, 9, Se 14 ir.; to Desenzano 9, 12, & 18 fr.; to Gaiuo with
one horse (2 pers.) 9, with two horses 15 fr.; to Solferino, San Martino, and
Sirmione 17 Si 32 fr. — Steam Tramway to Brescia and to Toscolano, see
Boats. Per hour with one rower I1/2, with two 272 fr.; to Saló and
back 272 ft 5 fr.; to the Isola di Garda or to Maderno 3' Si 5, to Cape
Manerba (two rowers) 7, to the promontory of San Vigilio (2 rowers) 10,
to Garda (2 rowers) 12 fr.
Climate. Gardone, with a mean winter temperature of 39° Fahr.
mínimum 17.6°) is, with the exception of Arco, the warmest winter health-
station to the N. of the Apennines. It ia excellently sheltered from the
prevalent winter winds (N. and N.W.) by the chain of hills rising from
the Mte. San Bartolomeo to the Mte. Pizzocolo (p. 234) and interrupted only
by the Burbarano Ruvine. A like service is rendered by the Mte. Baldo
against the E. and N.E. winds. The S. and S.E. winds have free access,
but the Ora (p. 230) is not felt here and 83 per cent of the days of the
year are free from wind. The greateat rainfall take8 place in Oct. and
Nov., while the three winter months have usually little rain, abundance
of sunshine, and a low range of temperature (mean daily range in Dec
9° Fahr., in Jan. 9.5°, in Feb. 11.7°). Snow seldom lies long on the ground.
The relative humidity (75 per cent) variea little and is about the same as
that of Montreux.
Gardone-Riviera, consisting of eight villages (Gardone di Sotto,
Gardone di Sopra, Fasano, etc.), has become since 1885 a favourite
winter-resort for consumptive and nervous invalids, while in the
spring and autunin it is frequented by those in search of rest and
refreshment. The visitors are chiefly Germans. The hills afford a
multitude of varied walks, all free from dust and well provided
with benches and way-marks. The vegetation is of a thoroughly
southern character (comp. p. 230); camellias, magnolias, aloes, and
palms grow in the gaidens unprotected.
Excur8ions. To Morgnaga, returning by the Burbarano Ravine, I72 hr.
— To Gardone di Sopra (425 ft.), with a fine view beyond the church and
the beautiful gardens of tbe Villa Cargnacco; from the latter we may
proceed to the left by the 'laurel walk' to Fasano di Sopra (525 ft.) and
descend through the Bornico Ravine to Fasano di Sotto (1 hr.). — To San
Michele (1325 ft.), a high-lying church, affording a fine view of the lake
and of the Val di Sur, l'/4 hr.; we may return along the slope of Monte
Lavino (see below) by the 'high walk' viá Sopiane (920 ft.) and Gardone di
Sopra (172hr.). — Viá Maderno (p. 234) to the romantic 'Toscolano Ravine,
in the Valle delle Camerate, with its silk-weaving factories, paper-milla
(cartiere), and electricity works, returning viá Gaino, the church of which
(870 ft.) commands a fine view, 372-4 hrs. — From the steam-tramway
stations of Zette or Cunettone (p. 22>) to Monte Santa Catarina (660 ft.), San
Felice (p. 231), Cisano, etc. — From Tormini (p. 228) to San Pietro, the church
of which affords a fine view, returning viá Gazzune and Remano to Salb.
— By boat 1I72 hr.) to the promontory of Manerba (view of the whole lake).
— By steam-tramway (p. 228) to Tormini (p. 228) and Lago d'Idro (p. 229).