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Italy- handbook for travellers. First Part, Northern Italy and Corsica (1869) (14760857006)
Identifier: 01637141.5320.emory.edu Title: Italy: handbook for travellers. First Part, Northern Italy and Corsica Year: 1869 ( 1860s) Authors: Karl Baedeker (Firm) Subjects: Publisher: Coblenz : K. Baedeker Contributing Library: Emory University, Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library Digitizing Sponsor: Emory University, Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library View Book Page: Book Viewer About This Book: Catalog Entry View All Images: All Images From Book Click here to view book online to see this illustration in context in a browseable online version of this book. Text Appearing Before Image: with reliefsrepresenting the Bearing of the Cross, Crucifixion, and Descentfrom the Cross; above them is the gilded equestrian statue ofColleoni. Adjacent is the much smaller, but beautifully executedmonument of his daughter Medea. — S. Grata, adjacent to anunnery, contains fine paintings and reliefs. On the slope ofthe hill, in the street leading to the lower town, is situated theAccademia Carrara, a school of art containing models and pictures;in the small cabinet Pius VII., by Canova. From Bergamo to Lecco railway in l1^ hr.; fares 4 fr., 2 fr. 90,2 fr. 5 c.; from Lecco to Varenna and Calico see p. 130. The line now describes a wide curve towards the S.E., andat stat. Seriate crosses the Serio. Stations Gorlago and Grumello(hence to the Lago dIseo see p. 159). At stat. Palazzolo the Oglio(p. 159), descending from the Lago dIseo, is crossed. Then stat.Coecaglio, with the monastery of Mont Orfano on a height stat.Ospedaletto, and stat. Brescia (see It. 30), commanded by its castle. Text Appearing After Image: 27. Route. 151 The slopes near Brescia are sprinkled with numerous villas.The red colour of the mountains is due to the presence ofahundant iron-ore (comp. p. 155). The line speedily quits thehilly district. Stat. Rezzuto. Near -tat. Ponte 8. Marco theChiese is crossed. Beyond stat. Lonato is a short tunnel anda long cutting. A long viaduct now carries the line to Besenzano (p. 152), aharbour at the S.W. extremity of the Lago di Garda (see below).The railway affords an admirable survey of the lake and thepeninsula of Sermione (p. 152), connected with the land by anarrow isthmus. The venerable castle with its pinnacles andtower is especially conspicuous. Next stat. Pozzolengo. In this district, extending from thebanks of the lake to a point considerably beyond Quidizzolo (onthe road from Brescia to Mantua), the obstinate and sanguinarybattle of Solferino was fought on June 24th, 1859, between theunited French and Italian armies and that of Austria. Thedefeat of the latter shortly after Note About Images Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.