National Geographic : 1968 Jul
Champion boatmen on parade, winners of the annual lake-rowing contest on Como pass in review at Cernob bio. They must stand to handle the oars on the broad beamed vessel. Residents call the craft "Lucias" after the heroine of I Promessi Sposi, a novel about the lake dis trict by 19th-century author Alessandro Manzoni. ACHROMESBYJOSEPHJ. SCHERSCHEL( N.G .S . Elegance for rent, the hotel Villa d'Este graces Cernobbio's shore. Guests live in tasteful luxury with a golf course, ten nis courts, and swimming pool at their disposal. Sightseers charter this seaplane to explore the surrounding region. Cardi nal Tolomeo Gallio built the palace in the 16th century as one of a series stretching 400 miles from Gravedona to Rome. Thus, in journeying to and fro, he could always sleep under his own roof. Aristocratic bearing marks a Borzoi and her handler at the 26th International Dog Show at Bellagio.