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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 329                       From Bellaggio

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 At 7 1/2 A.M. we were again on the little steamer, shivering in the fresh morning air trying to enjoy the variety of scenery, cloudless, the sun gilding the mountain tops, past the Duke of Melzi’s villa where we count 22 windows in the 2nd and 3rd stories of the front, and this reminds me of the petrified loaf of bread on his centre table, said to come from Pompeii which must then be 1800 years old, not unlike a small loaf of the present day-

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Across the lake to the large Bellevue Hotel, then a little farther to Cadenabbia, with several villas in sight-      thence, until with five or six miles of Como city at the foot of the lake, we see several little villages but no Villas of note, the abrupt shores oftentimes inaccessible offering no inducement-   Among the best of the villages is Torno on the right about half way to Como, prettily situated at the mount of a little valley-

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 From there the lake turns almost a square corner to the left where we are apparently shut in, but again turning to the right find a plenty of water still before us. Commencing half a dozen miles above Como, chiefly upon the right we find what we have pictured to ourselves for Italian life, Italian villas, hansome houses amid luxurient foliage, only differing from our expectations by their abruptness

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 [-Lake Como-]

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