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Driving from Milan Malpensa to Levanto

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Driving from Milan Malpensa to Levanto

We land in Malpensa at 2pm after a long haul flight from Australia & want to drive straight to Levanto. My husband feels that it could be a little too much to face after a 20 odd hour flight, & that we should stop overnight somewhere. What are other peoples thoughts/ experiences? I see on various sites & maps that its about a 3 hour drive - is it an 'easy' drive? Good places to stay at the half way mark if necessary? thanks!

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1. Re: Driving from Milan Malpensa to Levanto

It is not advisable to drive immediately after a long haul flight, and a vehicle has limited use in Cinque Terre.

You could take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto to Levanto www.trenitalia.com Click on the UK flag for current train times.

Car rental at La Spezia Cinque Terre www.autoeurope.com.au

Route planner www.viamichelin.com

Non EU citizens require an International driving permit for Italy, contact the RACV.

Be aware of traffic restrictions and ZTL areas in Italy roninrome.com/transportation/driving-italy

www.incinqueterre.com www.italia.it/en/home.html

Accommodation www.venere.com

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2. Re: Driving from Milan Malpensa to Levanto

thanks Nurioopta. We already have a car booked for our 2 weeks in Italy, & have found the viamichelin site useful, & also Rome2Rio site. Thought Levanto would be a good base as we could leave the car there while we explored CT. I was hoping to come across someone who had done the drive from Malpensa to Levanto, as youre right, it seems a bit long to undertake straight off a flight from Australia. thanks for the info :)

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