LAGO MAGGIORE. 94. Route. 375
the communication with the others is by small boat; for particulars see
the ' Horaire pour la A'arigaliuu a Vapeur du Lac Majeur'): Magadino,
Locarno, Ascona, Brissago, Canobbio, Maccagno, Lxtno, Canuero, Oggebbio,
Gltiffa, Porto Val Traraglia, Laveno, Intha, Pallanza, Suna, Fariolo,
Baveno, Isoi.a Bella, Stuksa, Belgirate, l.esa. Meina, Angera, Akona.—
On board the steamers carriages from Luino to Lugano (p. 370) and from
Magadino to Bellinzona and the St. Gotthard are offered to travellers.
Caution necessary (comp. p. 69).
Boats. Travellers coming from the Simplon usually take a boat at
Baveno (p. 377) to visit the Borromean Islands. The charge for an ex¬
cursion not exceeding 2 hrs. is fixed for each rower at 2'|2 fr. ; for 1—3 pers.
2 rowers, for 4 — (i pers. 3, more than 6 pers. 4 rowers, so that the half-
hour's passage to the Iso a Bella is somewhat expensive. Half-way between
Stresa and Baveno, opposite the island, there is a ferry where 1—2 fr.
is exacted for a passage of scarcely 10 min. ; the other boatmen demand
5 fr. The passage from Stresa for 1—2 pers. costs 2 fr., for 3 or more pers.
with 2 rowers 4 fr., according to tariff. For the return from the island
to the mainland, to Baveno, Stresa, etc., the boatmen demand 5 fr., but
they reduce their terms as the time for the departure of the steamboat
approaches (see above). From lsola Bella to lsola Madre and back, incl.
stay, 5 fr. with two rowers. Travellers should, if possible, avoid making
their bargain through the medium of a waiter or commissionaire, whose
intervention tends greatly to increase the price.
Railway from Arona to Milan, Genoa, Turin, see Baedeker's A'. Italy.
Hallway-tickets may be procured on board the steamboats, on the arrival
of which the trains leave Arona.
Diligence from Arona twice daily in G hrs. to Domo d'Ossola (p. 259),
in correspondence with the diligence over the Simplon (\i. 61). — From
Luino Swiss diligence daily in 23J4 hrs. to Lmjitno, see p. 384. — From
Miiijinlino (in 13|.| hr.) and Locarno (in 21|4hrs.) Swiss diligence twice daily
to Bellinzona (see p. 373), thence in summer twice daily over the St. Gott¬
hard to Lucerne in IS hrs. (\l. 22), and once daily over the Bernardino to
Coire in 17 hrs. (Kll. 90, 87). Diligence-tickets may be obtained from the
captains of the steamboats.
The Lago Maggiore (G46', greatest depth '2800'), the Lacus
Verbunus of the Romans, is 37 M. in length, and averages il/2 M.
in width. The canton of Ticino possesses only the N. bank for an
extent of 9 M.; this portion of the lake is also called the Lake
of Locarno. The W. bank beyond the brook Valmara, and the
E. bank from Zenna belong to Italy. Its principal tributaries
are on the N. the Ticino, on the W. the Tosa, and on the E.
the Tresa, flowing from the Lake of Lugano. The river which
emerges from the S. end of the lake retains the name of Ticino.
The N. banks are bounded by lofty mountains, for the most part
wooded, whilst the E. shore towards the lower end slopes gradu¬
ally away to the level of the plains of Lombardy. The W bank
affords a succession of charming landscapes. The water is of a
green colour in its N. arm, and deep blue towards the S.
The Steamboat es Magadino (p. 371!), the most N.
harbour (immediately to the S. of which lies Vint, picturesquely
jutting into the lake), and steers across the lake to
Locarno (p. 373J. The bank is covered to a considerable
height with villages, country-houses, and campanili. Below
Locarno the deposits of the Maggia have formed a considerable
delta. The steamboat now skirts the W. bank, on which runs