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      Music Stores in Milan

      Milan Jul 30, 2015 at 12:09 PM

      Can anyone give me info on the best violin stores in Milan please, thanks in advance.

    • Family bike rides

      Sirmione Jul 26, 2015 at 2:09 AM

      Hello, we are traveling to lake Garda in August and would like to hire bikes. Does anyone know of any easy bike rides from Riva del Garda or Sirmione that would be suitable for young children (8 and 10)?

      Also, does anyone have any recommendations for outdoorsy activities suitable for children at or near either of these locations?

      We'll be staying in Sirmione for the second part of the holiday and we're hoping to use this as a base to explore places such as Venice and Verona- are the roads around Sirmione likely to be very congested?
      Many thanks!

    • Milan metro rail system.

      Milan Jul 22, 2015 at 1:19 AM

      I have some very basic queries relating to metro rail system.

      How to purchase and validate ticket in milan metro/ suburban train system?

      Does a 3 day pass ticket provide unlimited travels in urban/metro lines for 48 hours?
      Or is it better to purchase for a carnae as I will be travelling frequently inside the Milan city for a week?


    • Menaggio suggestions

      Menaggio Jul 20, 2015 at 6:57 PM

      We are staying at the Grand Hotel Menaggio in September. It's our first time there so would appreciate any information, ie how far is is from town, recommended places to eat/drink, must see and do's

    • The Last Supper

      Milan Jul 11, 2015 at 9:32 AM

      I would like to see da Vinci's The Last Supper but am having difficulty getting tickets any suggestions? I will be in Milan next week

    • Help!! Boats

      Bellagio Jul 23, 2015 at 1:10 PM

      Are there any boats that take you from bellagio to Varrena?

    • Resturants in sirmione area

      Desenzano Jul 21, 2015 at 3:37 AM

      Hey everyone,

      I would love to get tips for good but not expensive resturant in the area or in sirmine.

      Thank you all!

    • Ferries and restaurants etc late october/early nov

      Cadenabbia di Griante Jul 19, 2015 at 8:47 AM

      hi, we are thinking of staying in an apartment in Cadenabbia or a villa in Lenno for the week 23 october-2 november 2015. 3 adults and 3 teens. What do you honestly think? I realise it is not the best time to visit but will the ferries still operate and will shops and restaurants still be open? Bit worried we will arrive to a ghost town with nothing to do! And which would you say is better for the dates, cadenabbia or Lenno?

    • Pavia vegetable market

      Pavia Jul 10, 2015 at 5:52 PM

      Is there an outdoor farmer's market in Pavia? Where and when?

    • Looking for Transport from Como s Giovanni to Varenna on Sept 16, 2015 at 5 pm for 3 people.

      Varenna Jul 2, 2015 at 12:39 PM

      Can you recommend transportation from Como train station to Varenna on Wednesday, Sept 16, 2015 for 3 people? Will also need transport from Varenna to Milan airport on Sunday Sept 20, 2015 for 12:55pm departure flight. I would appreciate recommendations, cost for 3 people, travel time, and email contact info. Thank you.

    • Varenna Self Catering

      Varenna Jul 19, 2015 at 4:32 PM

      Hello, we are visiting Varenna in 3 weeks and are staying in self-catering accommodation near to the castle. Can anybody tell me where I am able to get food/drink supplies from as we won't be eating out for all of our meals- we do have a hire car! Thanks in advance, Emily

    • Travelling from Menaggio to Bergamo airport

      Menaggio Jul 7, 2015 at 10:22 AM

      Is there an "easy" option to travelling by public transport from Menaggio to airport in Bergamo? I have found the option of ferry to Varenna; train (changing at Lecco) to Bergamo train station then shuttle bus to airport. Although we are happy to do this journey on arrival I am worried about the timings for our return trip back to the airport. Other than taxi, does anyone have any other possibilities? Thanks Jenny

    • Shopping advice and safety measure

      Milan Jul 3, 2015 at 7:57 AM

      How safe is it to shop in Milan? Are the prices more expensive than Rome. I'm going to the Gucci store and Jimmy Choo. No out let mall.

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      beer cost in some bar in Piazza Duca d'Aosta street (cross train station)

      Milan Jul 17, 2015 at 2:57 PM

      can anyone tell me what is normal price for half liter beer from tap in MIano, around train station, and If I was paying 2 half liter beer 20 euro were I a bit scammed? because bottle beer price in my hotel room mini bar was double cheaper?
      I did not ask for bill, and it is not about money, I just don't like to be scammed if I were...

    • From Malpensa Airport to Bergamo Airport really fast

      Milan Jul 16, 2015 at 3:19 PM

      Hi, next monday (20th of July) I am gonna arrive at the Malpensa Airport at 7:40am and I really need to catch a plane from the other Airport in Bergamo at 10:00am.
      When i was buying the ticket, I didn't realize the transit between them would take so much time (nearly 2h) and that the Orio Shuttle Bus doesn't work until like 9:15 accordin to this schedule Am I right?
      Can you please help me? Is there any fast way by train/bus to get to the other airport on time? Or should I just take a taxi? I am scared that the taxi drivers would try to rip me off though. How much do you think the route would cost by taxi?

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      Two weeks in Como...

      by Donna_in_India Online Now Jun 14, 2015 at 10:17 AM

      Have almost two weeks in Como/Lake Como area. Is Como the best base to explore the area? Looking for a nice/very nice hotel. What day trips are good? Any suggestions/info appreciated.


      8 Answers Jun 18, 2015 at 12:27 AM
    • getting back

      by swarman46 Online Now May 7, 2015 at 12:59 PM

      We need to get back to milan after our day at lake Como, however the only trains from there are at 20:45, and that is way too late. We are considering taking a bus(nice adventure), but can't find any information. I've been on this computer for 4hrs., and am ready to throw it. HELP!!! shiela

      5 Answers May 11, 2015 at 5:49 AM
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      Varenna, Menaggio

      by dennyandconnie Online Now Apr 22, 2015 at 6:08 AM

      spending 3 days in Bellagio. plan to visit both villages. which would you spend more time and have lunch? recommendations for lunch? thanks

      1 Answer Apr 22, 2015 at 6:41 AM
    • Luggage Storage

      by carolward Online Now Jan 1, 2015 at 8:57 PM

      We are travelling from Milan Centrale station to Como and was wondering if there was any luggage storage in Como as we would like to travel around the lakes for a couple of days. Thank you

      3 Answers Jan 2, 2015 at 5:36 AM
    • boat to Switzerland

      by jmasters46 Online Now May 23, 2014 at 1:20 PM

      We are staying Tremezzo on Lake Como. We are hoping to take any kind of boat up the lake to as close to Switzland and the Alps as we can get. Any suggestions???


      4 Answers May 25, 2014 at 2:13 AM
    • Need Como hotel suggestion

      by Skifool Online Now Apr 26, 2014 at 3:44 PM

      Does anyone have suggestions for mid-priced hotel on east side of Lake Como for 3 nights, in September 2014?

      5 Answers May 13, 2014 at 2:11 AM
    • Are there early morning Taxis in Brunate??

      by karendey Online Now Mar 7, 2014 at 2:19 AM

      We will be staying in Brunate in April. Is the funicolare the only way down? We have to catch a train at 7am in the morning. We will be able to find a cab at 6 am to get us to the train station?

      2 Answers Mar 11, 2014 at 4:08 AM
    • Bus from Como Train Station to Bellagio

      by Rodshat Online Now Mar 2, 2014 at 1:23 PM

      Does the bus run on Sundays

      4 Answers Mar 8, 2014 at 1:07 AM
    • Day trip Bellagio

      by Jennifermorcom Online Now Jan 31, 2014 at 4:05 AM

      I am planning a day trip by boat to Bellagio and once there want to visit Villa Melzi and look around Bellagio also would like to see Villa Balbianello and also Villa Carlotta which means zipping across the lake. Is it possible to go to Lenno first on to Tremezzo and then to Bellagio? Is it possible or even worth trying to fit all of this in one day? The aim is to enjoy the lake and not to rush around just to fit it all in? Any help planning this day trip would be much appreciated : ) Jenny

      6 Answers Jan 31, 2014 at 10:58 AM
    • name of the place if provided a photo?

      by wonderland199412 Online Now Jan 6, 2014 at 11:14 PM

      Hi all, could I know the name of the place if i provide one picture? It is possibly a hotel near Switzerland and Italy border?

      1 Answer Jan 6, 2014 at 11:32 PM
    • La Tessitura Concept Store Como Italy

      by BellaBern Online Now Nov 28, 2013 at 9:37 PM

      Is the store still open - if not where is a great place to go to view silks and buy scarves etc somewhere like the concept store that was great for an excursion - BellaBern

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      como/bellagio day trip from milan

      by bhf8656 Online Now Oct 18, 2013 at 12:21 PM

      plan to make a day trip from milan that will cover both como and bellagio, is it possible? what forms of tansportation do you recommend from milan to como, como to bellagio and finally bellagio back to milan? how much time to spend in como and bellagio, given this being a short day trip? thanks!

      6 Answers Oct 23, 2013 at 6:01 AM
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      tourist point of view

      by Korin79380083 Online Now Sep 26, 2013 at 9:26 AM

      how expensive is the life in como? and what should we look out for to avoid being cheated?

      7 Answers Sep 29, 2013 at 6:32 AM
    • Rent a scooter

      by Lasmus Online Now Sep 24, 2013 at 2:03 PM

      Is there posibility in Como city rent a scooter? I find only some places in Bellagio or Bergamo.

    • transportation in Como

      by meteoranny Online Now Sep 9, 2013 at 2:31 AM

      How do we get from the Como S. Giovanni train station to our hotel? We are staying at the Albergo Ristorante San Giuseppe which 3.5km distance away from como. Are there taxis/bus available? thanks

      2 Answers Sep 9, 2013 at 5:32 AM
    • Group visit

      by ebantucker1 Online Now Sep 6, 2013 at 9:03 AM

      I am bringing a group to play rugby in Lecco. We arrive at Malpensa at 8.30am and then have the day free to get to Lecco at about 4.30pm. The bus wil collect us at the airport and drop the group in Como and the group can walk around for a while. From here we catch the ferry to Bellagio and walk around there as well. From Bellagio we go to Varenna where the bus collects the group to go to Lecco. We will be arriving on 16 April 2014.

      what are your thoughts about this arrangement? What is the cost of the ferry trip per person? What is there to see in Como town centre of historical importance?

      1 Answer Sep 6, 2013 at 11:26 PM
    • Transfer from train station to hotel

      by Lepomis Online Now Sep 5, 2013 at 8:32 AM

      How do we get from the Como S. Giovanni train station to our hotel? We are staying at the Palace Hotel which is some distance away. Are there taxis available?

      3 Answers Sep 5, 2013 at 11:43 AM
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      Bellagio Bus

      by maureena Online Now Aug 1, 2013 at 12:06 PM

      Am I right in thinking that the Bellagio - Como bus terminates at Stazione FS which is Como S Giovanni?Is there no Como Lago stop. Totally confused with the stations.

      5 Answers Aug 1, 2013 at 1:13 PM
    • Getting to Turin Airport

      by rosscooley Online Now Jul 25, 2013 at 7:34 AM

      We need to travel from Bellagio to the Turin airport. What is the best way to get there?

      1 Answer Jul 25, 2013 at 8:02 AM
    • Private car to Venice

      by BudinFla Online Now Jul 22, 2013 at 7:33 AM

      Can anyone suggest a private care service to transport 4 people from our Lake Como hotel to Venice. I do not want to rent a car and luggage on the trains is a real pain. Thanks

      5 Answers Aug 2, 2014 at 9:50 AM
    • Travel from Milan to Como San Giovanni Station

      by Marko1969 Online Now May 15, 2013 at 6:44 AM

      I have been told to get the train form Milan to Como San Giovanni Station if I need to get to Varenna.
      My problem is that I need to get to Varenna on a Sunday.
      Do trains travel to Como San Giovanni Station on Sundays, is this the best route and if trains do not run then how do I get to Varenna on a Sunday from Milan.
      Any help would be very much appreciated

      5 Answers May 15, 2013 at 7:06 AM
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      Boating at Lake Como

      by phingy Online Now Mar 11, 2013 at 7:00 AM

      Hi guys,

      I'm planning to go boating at Lake Como during the end of October. I'll be taking a train from Lugano to Como S. Giovanni (I presume this is the train station in Como town?) and would preferably want to take a boat ride early in the morning.

      Any idea on the accessibility to the lake from Como town and if the accommodation (hostel) is expensive there?

      Also, should I take the water taxi to Bellagio or Varenna? Do recommend!

      Appreciate any advice! THANK YOU!!

      8 Answers Apr 1, 2013 at 10:03 PM
    • Laterbrunnen to lugano or Como

      by Firenze61 Online Now Jul 8, 2012 at 7:09 PM

      We're trying to get from Lauterbrunnen Switzerland to Lake Como, though may have to base in Lugano. Any advice on best / fastest route there? We will be flying out of Milan Malpensa airport so also trying to figure best also fastest way to get to Malpensa. Advice is appreciated, thx

      3 Answers Jul 9, 2012 at 12:36 AM
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      Como to Lauterbrunnen

      by AllieK Online Now Nov 12, 2011 at 10:26 PM

      How would I get to Lauterbrunnen from Como/ how much would it cost roughly?

      4 Answers Nov 13, 2011 at 3:01 AM
    • Bellagio to domaso

      by mroscishewsky Online Now Sep 14, 2011 at 1:29 PM

      What is the best way to get from Bellagio to domaso?

    • Sundays

      by mroscishewsky Online Now Sep 10, 2011 at 6:49 AM

      I was supposed to arrive on Saturday but due to delays in NYC we are arriving on Sunday. Will we have problems getting a train to the town of Como because it is Sunday? Are taxis available on Sunday's?

      3 Answers Sep 12, 2011 at 5:40 PM
    • Car Service from Milan to Bellagio

      by mroscishewsky Online Now Sep 8, 2011 at 11:01 AM

      Does anyone know of a good car service in Milan that will transport me and my family of 4 to Bellagio? Can I hire a car at the airport? Does the airport have a car service kiosk?

      1 Answer Sep 8, 2011 at 11:15 AM
    • Transfers from Milan Airport

      by lesleygiff Online Now Aug 11, 2011 at 12:36 PM

      Coming from London, which is the best airport in Milan for Lake Como? and also Lake Maggiore?

      We want to take a taxi transfer from the airport in Milan to a hotel on Lake Como. What is the approximate time by road to the south of the lake? And price if anyone knows?

      If we decide on Lake Maggiore, say Stresa or Baveno, what would that taxi transfer time be?

      Many thanks.

      18 Answers Aug 26, 2014 at 2:04 PM
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      One day trip to Lake Como

      by karamella Online Now Aug 10, 2011 at 2:54 AM

      Dear VT Friends,

      please help with following.

      I am travelling to Milan and continue my trip to Verona and Venice.
      I have one free day on 27aug. when I would make a one day trip to Lake Como.

      My plan is to arrive to Varenna by train at 09.23 and return from Como around 18.00-18.30...

      MY questions are:

      -How far is the Varenna train station from the downtown and the ferry station?
      -Is there any ferry/boat from Varenna to Como? I did not find any but
      probably checked the wrong site
      -How many hours I need in Varenna to look around?
      -HOw far is the port from Como City center-and which is the nearest train
      station to the port? (from where shoul I take my train back to Italy central)

      I have only one day for this trip and do not want to miss any train/boat as I have booked hotel in Milan.

      Thank you for any advise

      10 Answers Aug 11, 2011 at 12:51 AM
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      by Audrey118 Online Now Aug 7, 2011 at 8:43 AM

      I b on my way fm Bellagio to Venice. And on Sunday morning we will take the c30 bus fm
      Bellagio to como San giovanni. N have 2 hours to wait for our train connection. Is it possible to get to the furnicular ride on Sunday morning. How far is it to walk or what other means to get fm
      Como San giovanni to the furnicular station to go to brunate .

      4 Answers Aug 8, 2011 at 2:13 PM