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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 309                       Pallanza to Lugano

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 capped ridge beyond, affording only a narrow pass each side, And at its base, upon lesser [sic] eminences each side of the village stand the ancient castles, “Castello Grande” the largest, now a prison, and Castello di Mizzo upon the right, with a third fortification climbing part way up the mountain side further to the right.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 During the middle ages these strongholds were regarded the key to the route from Lombardy into Germany, and until the last of the 15th century was the scene of many conflicts between the Swiss and Milanese.

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Into the court yard of the Hotel de la Ville we alight, to take lunch, for man and beast. In a few minutes thirty or forty military officers come filing in with their swords dangling upon the paved court,   and fill the dining room, followed by a Harp and violin in the hands of street musicians taking a poor chance for a few centimes-     while they are playing well a favorite opera I approach the window of our private parlor and find the triangular paved public square filled with soldiers wearing the plain and neat Swiss dress   marching at double quick behind a single

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 [-Lugano from the highway-]   

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