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Road trip

We are planing a trip to Milan in the last week of September. We would like to drive around Milan and surrounding areas , villages , lakes etc

Which is the best place to set up base and can you please suggest a doable I ternary..we do not want to drive for very long each day. We intend to spend a week

Thanks for your attention

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1. Re: Road trip

Hard question....since it is fairly broad. One thing that I would say, however, is that you will not want to have a car in Milan, so although you will end up visiting Milan (and it is wonderful to visit)....I would say not to use Milan, per se, as a base to explore the region by car.

We have used Milan as a base, but then explored the region by train.

Frommer's has a pretty good guide with 25 suggested driving tours in Northern Italy:


What town you use as a base really depends on what kinds of tours you are interested in.


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It would be easier help you if you tel what do you wish to see

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Hi we have moved the dates of travel to mid November for a week. Would like to visit lake como for a couple of nights, any other places u would like to recommend.. We just want to be by the countryside

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The problem is that it will be very cold in November and if it's bad weather it will be foggy around the lake, also most places will be closed, so not a good place to visit. It would be better to wait until nearer the time, check out the weather then decide, you need to keep your itinerary flexible.

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