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looking for hotel/ B&B 1N in Lake Como Sept

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looking for hotel/ B&B 1N in Lake Como Sept

train from Florence-Lake Como, many posts suggest stay at Varenna or Bellagio, budget 200 euro/night more or less, flexible. Please suggest area or name of hotels.

Then, train -Milan

Thanks.

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1. Re: looking for hotel/ B&B 1N in Lake Como Sept

The most convenient, as far as train connections are concerned, would be Varenna-Esino station, thus

Florence - Milan fast train

Milan - Varenna regional train

Hotel Olivedo is right at the waterfront in Varenna. We stayed at Hotel Montecodeno, about 5 minutes from the waterfront

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2. Re: looking for hotel/ B&B 1N in Lake Como Sept

this hotel is fully booked on my arrival date. Should I look at hotels/B&B nearby on google map ? Could you think about alternative accommodation ?

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3. Re: looking for hotel/ B&B 1N in Lake Como Sept

Per map, COMO is further in Milan. I wonder if it makes more sense train Florence-Milan (stay 2N), keep luggage in our hotel, from Milan-DT ( 1N), then return to Milan (1N)- fly home

OR

Florence-COMO(1N), Como-Milan (3N)-home

which option is saving time and more reasonable to do

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4. Re: looking for hotel/ B&B 1N in Lake Como Sept

This one is available for my date. How about " Hotel Montecodeno", per map, its in the same area as Hotel Olivedo ?

Ps, please instruct where to catch transportation early in am to utilize the full day 1 plus the night to explore lake como

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5. Re: looking for hotel/ B&B 1N in Lake Como Sept

" COMO is further in Milan "

I don't understand your post !

Milan to Como (town) is roughly 40 minutes, whereas Milan to Varenna is roughly 1 hour 5 minutes. Varenna is in the area called 'mid lake', and is prettier than Como.

You can, of course, just do a day trip to lake Como, if that's what you meant, but I would recommend staying over (whether in Varenna, Bellagio, your choice)

" Hotel Montecodeno "

I have already indicated that this hotel is 5 minutes from the waterfront, but almost all hotels are 10-15 minutes from the station. Grab a taxi (we walked)

" please instruct where to catch transportation "

Again, I do not understand your question.

First train from Milan to Varenna is about 6:20am

First train back from Varenna to Milan is about 5:40am

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6. Re: looking for hotel/ B&B 1N in Lake Como Sept

Thanks for being patience. Yes, I reread your initial response.

I only planned one night at como, as I realize it’s too rush, if I stay 2N, what I can include for 2N stay ?

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7. Re: looking for hotel/ B&B 1N in Lake Como Sept

If you're staying 2 nights then that gives you time to visit the likes of bellagio, menaggio and varenna as well as a villa or two.

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8. Re: looking for hotel/ B&B 1N in Lake Como Sept

I probably only have 1N in como (plus I checked the availability of accommodation), what would be the highlight or what to do, where to go for only 1N ?

many thanks.

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9. Re: looking for hotel/ B&B 1N in Lake Como Sept

I would spend some time in varenna and / or bellagio and then visit one of the villas. Villa del balbianello was our favourite but be aware that its not open mondays or wednesdays.

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10. Re: looking for hotel/ B&B 1N in Lake Como Sept

The best way to see Lake Como is from one of the boats run by the navigation authority. If you are really pressed for time then just take a loop on the Midland shuttle. This boat does a loop of five towns on a 60 minute cycle. There would be other possibilities with more time involved.

Yes also good to visit one of the garden of garden/villa combinations.

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