Page 306

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 Pallanzo to Lugano                306

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 the tops of the range,   with beautiful villas and their lookout towers
filling the intermediate spaces.        Far above the villages, a
mile or so,   upon the summit ^of several of the mountain peaks, we see
a white chapel, isolated and alone.     They are catholic in-
situations,  the “via cruses” or difficult ascent to the cross, to
be performed sometimes upon their Knees, by poor unfortunates
who have violated some rule of the church.    A Theft
of a murder would doubtless not require such a punishment,  their
sins being forgiven by a commensurate donation of money-
Also opposite Luino, but nearly a half mile from shore upon
two small islands are the large castles, now partly in ruins,
which harbored the five Mazzarda brothers in the 15th century,
notorious brigands, the terror of the district-

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Having boarded this steamer too early to enjoy a Breakfast
before starting we adopted the plan of eating it on aboard, so
seated behind the warm pipe and its boxes we highly enjoy our gipsy
Breakfast of nicely roasted chickens and fresh beautiful biscuits
especially prepared by our landlord, with an occasional glance at
the passing mountains.

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Next still upon the east coast we stop at Macagno where the
lake has reduced its width to about one half.

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 Thence across to Canobbio presented an extended and
ancient front to the lake with considerable activity in the streets,
a considerable crowd hovering around a hand organ and monkey.
Nearby all carrying the ever attendant high basket on their backs,
while Donkeys laden with baskets and bags were sauntering along
awaiting their masters.       At the wharf a few idlers or “lazyroni”

Page 308

Source: https://wadetravels.org/?page_id=877