My wife and I will be in Milan from 13 August through 18 August. We intend to go to Lake Como for a day trip (self guided) and on the scenic railway to Switzerland for a day trip (also self guided). However we've just noticed that we will be staying during Ferragosto and a Sunday. Which days would be best to do our day trips whilst still having days to see Milan and shop? Our concern is that on Sundays and public holidays the public transport options may be very limited for our day trips while shopping and food options may be limited if we use those days to see Milan itself.
Any advice would be appreciated!