Handbook for Travellers in Southern Germany; Being a Guide to Wuertemberg, Bavaria, Austria, Tyrol, Salzburg, Styria, &C., the Austrian and Bavarian a

Handbook for Travellers in Southern Germany; Being a Guide to Wuertemberg, Bavaria, Austria, Tyrol, Salzburg, Styria, &C., the Austrian and Bavarian a

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ...the 13th centy. Santa Maria in Strata, a pointed Gothic Ch., built of brick in 1357, has some interest for the architect. The Palazzo Communale, a venerable edifice on arches, is said to have been part of the Emp. Barbarossa's palace, and residence of the Lombard kings. Monza is more fully described in Handbook for X. Italy, Kte. 20. The Palace of the Viceroy, about m. on the W. of the town, is a large and not very imposing whitewashed edifice, chiefly remarkable on account of the beautiful Pleasure Grounds and Park, and the well-stocked Gardens attached to it. The conservatories are large and well filled with rare exotics. The road to Lecco runs outside the park wall, which is 10 m. in circumference. The country is like a vast orchard, the fruit-trees interspersed, and interlaced with vines, beneath which grow corn and maize. Villas are numerous on all sides. 1 Carsaniga. Beyond this the road descends into the valley of the Adda, which it reaches at Olginate. A new and improved line, shorter than the old, skirting the base of the hill of Brianza, has recently been constructed. The Adda expands from time to time, so as to bear the appearance of a string of lakes. It is crossed by a bridge erected in the 14th centy., immediately before you enter Ij Lecco Inns: Croce di Malta; Leone d'Oro). Leceo seems only remarkable for its beautiful situation (well described at the outset of the ' Promessi Sposi'), near the outlet of the Adda from the branch of the Lake of Como called Lago di Lecco, surmounted by mountains of a very bold and striking outline. The serrated ridge on the E. is well-named II Rescgone (great saw). The population of Lecco amounts to 8(100 souls, and is rapidly on the increase; there are manufactures of iron and cotton-twist in the...show more

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