Car Needed in Lake Como Area?

Old Feb 25th, 2004, 02:42 PM
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Car Needed in Lake Como Area?

We will be arriving at Malpensa airport outside of Milan in early October for a 3 day stay in Bellagio and then will go to Milan for 3 days and 2 nights. My questions are: 1) Without a car, how do I get from Malpensa to Bellagio and at what approximate cost? 2) Do I need a car to sightsee in Bellagio and environs or can I take the various boats/ferries? 3) How do I get from Bellagio to Milan and at what approximate cost? Thank you very much for your help.
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Old Feb 25th, 2004, 03:08 PM
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The most direct route to Bellagio would be the bus to Como and then either bus or boat to Bellagio. You can take a train into Milan, and then a second train to Como, but you're going well out of the way. Sorry, don't have a cost.

From Bellagio, go back to Como and then a train will take you right to Milano.

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Old Feb 25th, 2004, 03:15 PM
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We drove to Bellagio as part of a very long trip. Our hotel provided us with a private garage on the edge of town. We parked the car in it, stayed for four nights, and never took the car out. We traveled around the lake strictly by boat.
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Old Feb 25th, 2004, 04:04 PM
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Like Patrick, we drove there and never used our car during our stay. You don't need a car, as you can easily get around Lake Como via ferries.
I believe there is a bus that goes from Malpensa to Bellagio. If not, then you can follow sneezey's directions. For the return to Milan, take the hydrofoil to the city of Como and then the train. As for the costs of getting from Malpensa to Bellagio and Bellagio to Milan, I don't remember the exact amounts, but I can tell you that it's not expensive.
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Old Feb 25th, 2004, 04:10 PM
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I thought it was useful to have a car, even if we often got around by boat, ferry, or foot. The three best uses were getting there (Menaggio), dinner at Villa d'Este and leaving. It's always nice, in my opinion, to have the freedom to set your arrival and departure times as YOU want them.

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