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Should I stay at Milan or Como ?

Delhi
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Should I stay at Milan or Como ?

Hi!

I will be travelling with my wife to Milan in April for the fair but it seems that all the hotels are booked or are freakishly expensive . Does it make sense to stay at Como and do a daily commute from there? Please suggest. Thanks!

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1. Re: Should I stay at Milan or Como ?

If it's a big trade fair then the hotels get sold out quickly not only in Milan itself but in all the towns around Milan so if you find something cheaper in como then I would book it.

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2. Re: Should I stay at Milan or Como ?

Yes, Como would be very acceptable as a base, and a nice town in its own right. You can easily commute.

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3. Re: Should I stay at Milan or Como ?

People say the Hub hotel is a cheap place to stay which is close to the Metro to travel into Milan centre easily. Don't know whether you've tried there..

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4. Re: Should I stay at Milan or Como ?

Now this is just a personal opinion, and not trying to argue, but just for the sake of saving money I would need a significant savings to book too far outside Milan, nice as other places are, even Stresa, etc.

If the fair would be my main objective, then the key to me is location, location, location

I would not want to be doing that commute each day no matter how fast, even like under an hour or so and even after getting back to Milan there is probably another metro or tram to take.

One time I stayed in Milan for 3 nights, the third was like 50% more just due to some show or exhibition, but I just bit the bullet.

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5. Re: Should I stay at Milan or Como ?

Lots of people stay in Como and travel daily to Milan for the fair. The train connection is good although quite long (1hr 20min).

But if you wish to come to Como do book your hotel asap because it gets rather crowded for the fair.

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6. Re: Should I stay at Milan or Como ?

Thanks so much for your answers.. Any suggestions where we can stay in Como?

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7. Re: Should I stay at Milan or Como ?

I stayed in Tremezzo, Menaggio and Belaggio. All beautiful

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8. Re: Should I stay at Milan or Como ?

Let me rephrase... If I have to commute to Milan everyday from Como, what are the hotels I can stay which are closer to the train station? Thanks in advance for all your help....

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9. Re: Should I stay at Milan or Como ?

The best connection goes via Trenord. The closest hotels to Trenord stations are:

near Como Lago: In Riva al Lago, Il Vecchio Borgo, Quarcino**, Funicolare**, Marco's***, Palace****, Terminus****, Le Stanze del Lago, Metropole&Suisse****

near Como Borghi: Le Due Corti**** or Como***

near Grandate (not in town) Cruise**** (in Montano Lucino)

See contacts in www.lakecomo.it

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10. Re: Should I stay at Milan or Como ?

I don't know about train times, frequency etc but the quickest train to Milan Centrale is non-stop from Como San Giovanni - best about 35 mins. Nearest Como hotel would be the BW Continental about 5 mins walk away.

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