It looks like Varenna and Menaggio are great choices, but we want to go directly to our town without going into Milan (which i know would be cheaper), but we will have been traveling for 20 hours or so by then. Any recommendations? or is it just too expensive to do via private transfer?
also, which town/village gives one the best opportunity to have walkable nice, restaurants nearby?
my traveling companion does not walk well on cobblestones, so am worried about varenna. Is it easy to take taxis while there? other choices?