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LAKE LUGANO

by Ladymarian1 Online Now Feb 27, 2008 at 1:27 PM

Hi

We're staying at Baveno and would like to drive to Lake Lugano avoiding Switzerland [simple because we don't want to pay the annual road tax, which is expensive]. Are there any boats from the Italian side of Lake Lugano which we could take a trip on - website is a bit inconclusive.

Any ideas on routes etc greatly appreciated

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    Re: LAKE LUGANO

    by mccalpin Online Now Feb 27, 2008 at 6:11 PM

    I know nothing excpet what I see on the Internet...but I see that you can drive to Porto Ceresio on the southern end of the lake without crossing into Switzerland, then take a ferry (or cruise or both) up to Lugano and maybe elsewhere...see www.viamichlin.com for the trip to Porto Ceresio, and lakelugano.ch/immanews/Orari... for the timetables of one ferry company anyway...

    Bill

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    by K_V_B Online Now Feb 27, 2008 at 10:28 PM

    The "road tax" you only need to pay if you use motorways. So no problem driving through Switzerland, as long as you stay on ordinary roads.

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    Re: LAKE LUGANO

    by Cristian_Uluru Online Now Feb 28, 2008 at 10:43 AM

    You can easily reach Lugano without use the motorway from Baveno. If you want you can take the ferry from Intra to Laveno and from there Lugano is very easy to reach.
    ciao

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