Italian Lakes District


Jun 5th, 2012, 08:04 AM
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Italian Lakes District

Hello All, I will be flying to Milan, and would like to travel to Lakes District in September with my husband and 2 year old son. We would like to stay 4-5 days in somewhere, where we can go on day trips, just relaxing and having nice food. We could rent a car, but would rather use public transport. Any tips on where to stay, best way of getting there, etc would be great. Many thanks for your help
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Jun 5th, 2012, 03:12 PM
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Hi S,

We very much liked our stay on Lake Orta.

You will want a car.

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Jun 5th, 2012, 04:31 PM
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If you have a car I usggest the combination of Lago Orta and Lago Maggiore--only about :45 apart.

Without a car, I suggest taking the train from Milano Centrale to Stresa on Lago Maggiore and using it as your base.
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Jun 5th, 2012, 07:44 PM
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Stresa-Hotel La Palma
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Jun 5th, 2012, 09:39 PM
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Stresa is a very nice town on Lago Maggiore. You reach it by train from Milan or directly by bus from the airport.
From Sressa you can take a boat to islands. I recommend Isola Bella with its nice palace and gardens and Villa Taranto for the magnificent park.
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