236 Route 40. PESCHIERA. Lago di Garda.
high above the lake, on the W. alope of the Monte Baldo chain. San Zeno
is the starting-point for the ascent of the Monte Maggiore (comp. p. 239).
Mountain-paths lead to the N. to (P/4 hr.) Pai (p. 235), and to the 8.W.
to the finely situated village of Albisano (1016 ft.), whence we may descend
either to the W. by a steep path to (20 min.) Torri (p. 235), or to the S.
through the Volpara Valley to (172 hr.) Garda.
From Garda to Verona, 2372 M., local railway in 2-274 hrs. (fares
4 fr. 20, 3 fr. 5, 1 fr. 90c.; recommended as far as Domegliara). The line
first runs to the S., at the foot of the Rocca, skirting the lake, to (2 M.)
Bardolino (see below; station 72 M. from the pier) Thence it ascends
through luxuriantly fertile country, with a fine view of the lake on the
right, to (472 M.) Calmasino. — Near (572 M.) Cavaion, a púturesquely
situated place, we approach the chain of hills culminating in the Monte
Moscal (1465 ft í, the highest point attained by the moraine-circus mentioned
on p. 218. — 772 M. Affi (625 ft.), on the E. side of the ridge, is the junctiou
for the branch-line viá Costermano (p. 235) to (5 M) Caprino (835 ft.; Alb.
del Leone, very fair; Alb. Colomba), at the S. base of the Monte Baldo
chain (to Ferrara di Monte Baldo and ascent of the Monte Maggiore, see
p. 239). — The main line descends (view on the left of the Chiusa di
Verona, p. 22; on the right of the fortifications of Paatrengo) to the S.E.
through the Val Tasso into the valley of the Adige and croases the river. —
12 M. Domegliara (p. 22), where our line crosses the Brenner railway
(stations about 7* M. apart). — We now turn to the S.E. into the Val
Policella, a pleasant upland región, between the Monti Lessini (p. 256) and
the Adige, noted for its wine. — 13 M. Sant' Ambrogio, witii large quarries
of red (Veronese) marble, is the station also for the (I72 M.) village of
Sun Giorgio (1230 ft.), which possesses a church of the Lombard period
and picturesque cloisters. — 17 M. Sun Floriano, with a Romanesque caiu-
panile. — Beyond (187¿ M ) Negrar we skirt the left bank of the Adige
viá (2072 M.) Parona all' Adige (p. 22). — 2372 M. Verona (Stazione Porta
San Giorgio, p. 243).
The hills farther on are covered with olive-trees, vines, and
fruit-trees. We enjoy a flne view of the lake-expanse, with Cape
Manerba and Sirmione in the distance. The next station is Bar¬
dolino (P; Alb. Bardolino, in the town; rail, station, see above), a
small town celebrated for its wine. It possesses two little early-
Romanesque churches: San Severo (now a music school) and San
Zeno. — We next pass Cisano, the Romanesque church of which
boasts a Madonna by Fran. Torbido, and the church of the Madonna
della Pergolana, and reach Lazise (P.), with a mediaeval town-wall,
a castle of the Í2th cent., and ancient frescoes in the church of San
Niccolo; flne country-houses in the neighbourhood. — The steamer
next touches at —
Peschiera (Hót. Montresor, R. 172-2, pens. from 472 fr-; Hót.
Bell' Arrivo, R. 2 fr., unpretending, closed in winter), an oíd for¬
tress (1000 iuhab.) at the S.E. end of the Lago di Garda, at the
efflux of the Mincio. On 3(Jth May, 1848, the place was taken by the
Piedmontese under Manno after a gallant defence by the Austrian
General Ralh, which lasted six weeks. — To Milán or Verona, see
It. 37. — The station (Restaurant, déj. or D. 2-3 fr.) is on the E.
side of the town, about 72 M. from the pier (one-horse carr. 50c.