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Is a car necessary in Stresa?

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Is a car necessary in Stresa?

Thinking about spending a couple of days at Hotel La Palma before taking flight back to the US via Malpensa airport.

Should I get rid of my car rental or keep it while in Stresa?

How much would taxi be to the airport?

Thoughts on the hotel...any suggestions for restaurants appreciated.

Going beginning of May 2012.

Thanks

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1. Re: Is a car necessary in Stresa?

....the thoughts are to keep the car if it is only 2 days as it would cover the cost of the taxi and you never know what you may need it for.

there is a free park up the back which your hotel can point you to.

can send a message to you for looking up my trip logs if it helps

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2. Re: Is a car necessary in Stresa?

I would keep it as a taxi will be expensive.

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3. Re: Is a car necessary in Stresa?

Taxi from Stresa to MXP is about €80.00 - might be cheaper to keep the car.

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4. Re: Is a car necessary in Stresa?

While it's a bit of a hassle, you could dump the car and get to MXP by (1) Trenitalia train to Gallarate; (2) SACO bus from Gallarate Station to MXP Terminal 1. Total fare is approx. 5-6 Euros.

This works if your flight does not depart too early in the morning (or on a Sunday). Departures after 9:00 a.m. should be feasible.

You really don't need a car within the town of Stresa. In fact, you won't use it (unless you want an alternative to boat travel).

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5. Re: Is a car necessary in Stresa?

Good advice GAC!

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6. Re: Is a car necessary in Stresa?

Thanks for all your replies...thinking I will keep the car and drop it off at the airport...for a 10am flight, what time should I leave Stresa on a Monday morning?

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7. Re: Is a car necessary in Stresa?

I guess you are flying to the US, so you ought to be at the airport for 7am so you could leave at 6am - it shouldn't take you more than 1 hour to get to MXP.

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8. Re: Is a car necessary in Stresa?

The Alibus would get you direct to the airport at 7.30 safduemila.com/alibus_2011_malpensalagomaggi…

But I'd keep the car.

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