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Lake Como or Lugano by car

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Lake Como or Lugano by car

Hi! Im leaving for Switzerland and Milan in a few days and have two and a half free days to explore Ticino / Como region before flying out of Milan. I would like to pick a town that is easy to get to with a rental car. I am considering Billaggio but am concerned about getting to a hotel with a car. I will be driving from Lake Konstanz in the morning and hopefully checking into a beautiful lakeside resort by late afternoon. I have researched so many towns and hotels and now am completely confused. I originally selected Lugano because Im a fan of casinos but love beautiful scenery and the Como region looks amazing.. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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1. Re: Lake Como or Lugano by car

Staying in Bellagio isn't a problem with a car, you drive to Varenna and get the car ferry which only takes 10 minutes, your hotel will give yoiu details where to park the car in Bellagio.

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There are no problems with the car in all the villages of the lake. If your hotel is in a car free area you will obtain a special permit from the hotel's reception to drive in. Just make sure that you have a hotel with private parking available.

If you are driving to lake Como from Konstanz and via San Bernardino Pass you will probably get to the area of Menaggio from the Oria border. Menaggio, Tremezzo and Lenno are pretty villages. If you are getting to Bellagio take the car ferry at Cadenabbia

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you have a car , so why not to enjoy both ? stay in Bellagio and make a day trip to Lugano . I know you are there for a short time , but if you start as early as possible you will enjoy the whole way to Lugano , spend some time there and return . it's barely a one hour drive . consider it . The Italian Swiss border is magnificent with beautiful scenery . if I were you I would do it . Lugano is beautiful and you don't need the whole day to see (just because you don't have enough time) . you may reach lugano , see the lakeside park which is very pleasant . walk along the lakeshore and enjoy the funicular ride . all can be done within half a day and you return to bellagio on the afternoon .

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Can anyone suggest the best campsite to stay at around Lake Como. We are travelling from Dover and towing a caravan so would need a Caravan friendly route.

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