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Driving from Venice to Bergamo or Milan - roads, tolls etc?

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Driving from Venice to Bergamo or Milan - roads, tolls etc?

We are thinking of hiring a car to drive from Venice to Bergamo then up to Lake Como. This would be on Saturday 17 September leaving Mestre around midday.

Can anyone give me some feedback on:

* How much the tolls will be to Bergamo

* How big are the motorways, 2, 4, 6 lanes etc

* How long it will take to get to Bergamo.

Any other tips would be great.

Thanks

Pam

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1. Re: Driving from Venice to Bergamo or Milan - roads, tolls etc?

You can get driving directions, rather optimistic times, and estimated costs (fuel and tolls) from www.viamichelin.com

Most autostrade in Italy have two lanes in each direction.

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2. Re: Driving from Venice to Bergamo or Milan - roads, tolls etc?

Thanks sydneynick.

Have you driven on this road?

How optimistic is the website, as in 10%, 20% out?

Thanks

Pam

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3. Re: Driving from Venice to Bergamo or Milan - roads, tolls etc?

For journeys which are mainly on toll roads, and where you drive close to the maximum speed limit (130 kph for most of your journey) the website is not 'optimistic' at all - I find it a good predictor in such circumstances. The time will be increased according to what percent below the limit you yourself drive.

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4. Re: Driving from Venice to Bergamo or Milan - roads, tolls etc?

Perilizia is, as usual, quite right. The ViaMichelin site appears to assume that it is always possible to drive at the speed limit. This is a reasonable assumption on the autostrade, but not on other roads.

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