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where to stay on the Lakes

Sydney
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where to stay on the Lakes

Hi there, can anybody suggest the best town to stay in for 5 nights in the lakes district, we would like to visit different towns during the day, we will fly into Milan and drive to lake como???

Milan, Italy
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1. Re: where to stay on the Lakes

You might not need a car in Lake Como.

Imagine the lake is of a sharp of a man.

To drive from town to town in the lake will requires you to drive a long distance.

The best way is to just take the mid-lake ferries. (one trip about 3.5 euro or day pass about 11 euro)

The mid-lake ferries allow you to reach about 5 mid lake towns.

I stayed in Varrena (DB with attached bath 50euro/night no bf) because it's easy train access from Milan and also cheaper than Bellagio (famous because of similiar named las vegas casino).

For 5 nights, you should plan for one day trip to Switzerland.

There is also a few good hiking route/path along the lake front. so, bring along your walking shoes.

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2. Re: where to stay on the Lakes

Hi ShelleyA, from what I read on TA the best choice is Varenna.

I plan to have a one day trip to Varenna (from Bergamo) and I am in the process of searching the best location for this.

The site for ferry prices is this navigazionelaghi.it/eng/…nlc_tar_lb.html

I'll be very interested to buy a day pass but I don't know what are the different Leg (1, 2, 3...8) - for a ticket I undestend that the price depends on the distance, but for a daypass?!?

Does anybody know what this mean?

Here & There
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3. Re: where to stay on the Lakes

Take the train from Milan to Varenna - There's no need for a car on the lake - Plan to stay mid-lake (Bellagio, Varenna, Menaggio), a very beautiful area and also convenient for taking the ferry and touring the lake.

Vagabonda

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4. Re: where to stay on the Lakes

If you do take a car, try and find a p;ace with reasonable parking. I paid 22 euros for one night's parking in Como. Our hotel in Varenna had free parking.

TAB

Sydney
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5. Re: where to stay on the Lakes

thanks all for your suggestion, i will no doubt have some more questions when i research further.

Dubai
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6. Re: where to stay on the Lakes

Shelley, stay at cipressi hotel it is the best. to have breakfast on the terrace there is amazing.

stay in Varenna and take the ferries everyday to see other villages. and do vist the outlet mall in swtzerland.

enjoy it

Here & There
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7. Re: where to stay on the Lakes

There's good shopping at FoxTown of Switzerland!

http://www.foxtown.ch/

Vagabonda

Sydney
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8. Re: where to stay on the Lakes

thanks for all your info, you got me with the good shopping!!!!!

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