We have managed to get 4 airmiles flights to milan in June next year for the purpose of visiting the italian lakes. we had been thinking about lake como but the flights go to milan malpensa which is much closer to lake maggiore. we have stayed in como for a night before and really liked it but wonder what tripadvisor visitors have to recommend between either como or maggiore. we are 4 seniors, like walking but these days more on the flat than hills. we are hiring a car so will be able to do as much driving as is necessary. not sure either whether to take a couple of bases for a few days each, we are there for 9 days. we enjoy beautiful scenery, gardens and historical sites. we would welcome all suggestions and advice.