370 Route 9:>. LL'GANO.
is reared. From the hotel to the hut on the summit a steep ascent of
l'|2 hr., past several peaks of the (ieneroso. The *view embraces the lakes
of Lugano, Como, and \'arose, and Lago Maggiore, the populous plains of
Lombardy, and the entire Alpine chain to the N., from the Monte Viso
to the Bernina. At the foot of the mountain, figs and grapes thrive
luxuriantly; higher up are dense forests of chestnuts and beeches, and
beyond these, broom and scanty herbage. The mountain abounds in rare
plants. — The Monti- Oeneroso may also be ascended from Maroggia (see
above); pleasant bridle-path by Ratio (where horses and guides may be
hired) to the top in 4 hrs. ; or from Balerna (see below) by Muggio (to
which Ihere is a carriage-road) and Sctidelalte Io the summit in 4—4'|2 hrs.
From Mendrisio to Balerna (Inn) l!/2 M., then (iy2 M.)
Chiasso (764') (Angela, or Posta), the last Swiss village. Ponte
Chiasso, on the opposite side, belongs to Lombardy, and is the
seat of the Ital. custom-house. The road crosses the Monte
Olimpino; during the descent the view is very fine, embracing
the Lake of Como, the Villa Raimondi (p. 391), and Como, above
which rise the Corni di Canzo (p. 392) on the 1. , and the
Castello Baradello (see below) on the r. The road traverses
Borgo Vico, the W. suburb of Como.
Como, see p. 391. The station of the Milan railway is at
7 M. Camerlata, 2 M. distant from Como (omnibus from the
steamboat to the station in 35, in the opposite direction in
20 min., fare !/2 fr.). Opposite the station is the Caffe della
Stazione ed Albergo. High above Camerlata rises the lofty and
venerable tower of the Castello Baradello, where Frederick Barba-
rossa occasionally resided. Railway to Milan in l'/2 hr., see R. 98.
92. Lngano and its Environs.
Comp. Map, p. 384.
Hotels. *H6tel oc Pakc, in the suppressed monastery of S. Maria
deg/i Angioli, on the S. side of town, with a pleasant garden and a de'-
pendance termed the Belvedere du Parc on Ihe lake (comp. also the
Villa Vasalli, p. 371), R. 2'|2 —5, 15. 1%, D. 4>|2, L. and A. 1»J* fr.
(reading-room), pension 6—9 fr., in winter 5'|2—6; * Hotel Washington,
in the old government buildings, R. 2'|2, B. l'(2, D. 4, L. and A. 1, pension
5—8 fr.; -* Guano Hotel Suisse; both the latter belong to the same pro¬
prietor. — Hotel he la Coihonne, tolerable, but without view. "♦Bellevue,
on the lake. — Post and Telegraph office at the Gov. Buildings (p. 371).
Restaurants. Concordia and Americana, both on the lake. Cafe' Ferini,
Jacchini, and del Teatro in the Piazza della Riforma, at the back of the
Lake Baths of the Societii Salvatore adjoining the Hotel Bellevue, and
Bagni Galleggianti by Ihe Hotel du Pare (for swimmers ; 1 fr. with towels).
Diligence to Luino (p. 376) once daily in 2>|2 hrs., coupe 3 fr. 60 c.,
interieur 2 fr. 90 c. ; steamboat-tickets for Lago Maggiore are also issued
at the office (two-horse carr. 20, one-horse 12 fr., incl. fee); to Lucerne
via Bellinzona and the St. Gotthard twice daily; to Coire over the Ber¬
nardino once daily ; to Camerlata twice daily.
Steamboat to Capolago (p. 369) 1 fr. or 60 c. ; to Porle-.za 2'(a or 1 fr.
Boats to Poih::a (p. 385) with one rower 7 fr., two 12 fr., three
16'j2 fr.; to Capolago 6, 10, or 12 fr., incl. fee.
Carriages. To Luino w ith one. horse 10, I wo horses 20 fr., Bellinzona
16 or 30, Magadino 16 or 30, Como 15 or 25. Camerlata 16 or 30, Varese
16 or 30, Baveno 22 or 40, Fliielen with two horses 140 fr. (driver's fee
English Church Service at thi^Jiotii du Parc.