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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 Bellaggio                       322

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 chilling north wind from the fresh snow in sight upon mountain summits which were bare yesterday,   heavy broken clouds floating along the side of the ranges, helping to show us their highth-   but we anticipate a pleasant day as the fog was heavy this morning-

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 The Duke of Melzi, who’s Villa is on the shore a mile or so below here, is just riding by in his trim little boat rowed by two men in sailor costumes, smoking his cigar, holding the helm strings, his Villa flag floating from the stern, red and white stripes with nine stars on a red field, which we at first thought to be our own charming flag-

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Our steamer stops first at Menaggio, where a similar little boat containing two ladies and two sailors pass us, their Villa flag has red white and blue stripes, with some stars on a red field- they look exceedingly comfortable-     Then straight across to Varenna where my Courier located Mr Goodrich two years ago.   Thence to Bellano the last place containing a desirable Hotel for tourists. Above this the Lake has the reputation of being unhealthy, that a single nights lodging would be likely to give a stranger their local fever-

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 What a magnificent landscape, upon either side of us the whole length of the Lake the  mountainous shores run straight into the water like sides of a washbowl, their verdant lower slopes to a highth of 3 or 4000 ft thickly dotted with villages nearly every house is

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 [Hand drawn map] –Italian Lakes- Maggiore Lugano Como

7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 Map of Italian Lakes Ms. 3934 p. 322Map of Italian Lakes Ms. 3934 p. 322

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