Leventina


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Leventina

 

a mountain valley in southern Switzerland. It stretches from the population center of Airolo (at the St. Gotthard Pass) to the point where the Ticino River (a tributary of the Po) empties into Lago Maggiore. A section of the Milan (Italy)—Zurich (Switzerland) railroad runs through the valley.

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Despite this implied rebuke to the sentimentalists, James admitted to very mixed feelings about the work in progress, which were shared by Samuel Butler, who expressed his gratitude that `I have known the Val Leventina intimately before the great change in it which the railway will effect'.