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Milan vs. Lake Como

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Milan vs. Lake Como

We have two days before a conference in Bologna. Should we stay the 2 days in Milan or stay a night and move on and spend the next night at Lake Como or somewhere along the train route to Bologna? It seems the cathedral is the major sight of interest to us in Milan.

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1. Re: Milan vs. Lake Como

Consider diversifying (and maximising) your trip by spending two nights on Lake Como - Milan and Bologna are both large cities, and changing hotels wastes time.

Head directly to Lake Como from Malpensa - Relax and enjoy beautiful Lake Como. It's only about an hour's train ride from Milan to Bologna.

www.trenitalia.com/cms/v/index.jsp…

Take the train from Varenna (on Lake Como) to Milan Centrale, 1 hour. Store your luggage at Milan Centrale, see Milan's Duomo, and then take the train from Milan to Bologna.

roninrome.com/transportation/take-my-luggage…

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2. Re: Milan vs. Lake Como

Is arriving at Linate a problem for taking a train to Lake Como? Any suggestions for a place to stay in Como? Thanks.

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3. Re: Milan vs. Lake Como

Milan Linate is very convenient - Take the bus to Milan Centrale, and then take the train from Milan Centrale to Varenna on Lake Como.

Stay in Varenna or Bellagio on Lake Como - The mid-lake region is very scenic.

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Edited: 06 May 2012, 20:23
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4. Re: Milan vs. Lake Como

Go to como or lake Maggiore.

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5. Re: Milan vs. Lake Como

You should also try and get tickets for "The last supper"

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6. Re: Milan vs. Lake Como

Lake Como is a relaxing and beautiful environment, Como itself is very pleasant and perhaps you stay there? From Como there are 2 train stations which will take you to Milan in an hour or less, so you could do both and that way visit Milan Duomo and if you can secure tickets, The Last Supper.

Como has a beautiful Duomo, harbour area, and a funicular railway which affords stunning lake views, and also the option of exploring some of the lake. You could take the ferry upto Bellagio, enjoying the scenary on the way up to perhaps the most beautiful lake town, and return via Varenna, another small attractive lake front town. Both of these are small but atmospheric.

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7. Re: Milan vs. Lake Como

I really do not want to rent a car while traveling in Europe. How easy is it to get around in the Lake Como area once you get there? Are there buses? Lake Como itself seems expensive to stay, so I was hoping to stay at one of the smaller towns? Suggestions welcome.

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8. Re: Milan vs. Lake Como

You could stay in Como and visit the other towns by ferry.

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