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please to plan a day trip to Como, Verenna and Bellagio

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please to plan a day trip to Como, Verenna and Bellagio

will stay in a hotel close to central station, Milan. Planning to have a day trip to Como, Verenna and Bellagio on March 13. Does it work if taking a train at Central station to Verenna for 2 hrs. than take a ferry to Bellagio for 3 hrs.After that, go to visit Como from Bellagio by bus and back to Milan by train? Pls. advise!

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1. Re: please to plan a day trip to Como, Verenna and Bellagio

As you wrote best way is catch the train from MILANO STAZIONE CENTRALE to VARENNA. It takes 50 minutes.

Then spend some time to visit Varenna that is nice village.

There is a nice walk from the ferry to the historic centre.

And you can visit Villa Monastero, or Villa Cipressi.

Then catch the ferry to BELLAGIO.

It takes 15 minutes and the ride is very panoramic.

Once in Bellagio you can explore the historic centre. Unfortunately the garden of Villa Melzi will reopen on the 26th.

From Bellagio to Como you can catch the BUS (50 minutes) but it is not panoramic.

Otherwise you can catch the fast boat "hydrofoil" to Como.

It takes 50 minutes and you can see other nice villages along the lakeside and nice villas.

Another nice villa that will be open is Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo that will reopen on the 15th.

Once in COMO you can catch the train to MILANO.

Hope this helps. Brezza

Como, Italy
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2. Re: please to plan a day trip to Como, Verenna and Bellagio

Just a few details more:

you can visit the gardens of Villa Monastero, not the house. Cipressi is sitill closed

The fast boat hydrofoil is less panoramic than the bus and costs more (15euro vs 3.50euro)

If it is a nice sunny day, from Bellagio take another ferry boat across to Menaggio and visit this village too. From Menaggio take n. 10 bus to Como, the route is more scenic then on the other side.

If the weather is not nice I suggest to spend more time in Como then in the other villages: it is a bigger town, with interesting churches, museums (one presenting a true account of the history of Como's silk industry, one housing the first voltaic pile ever invented for example) and, if you like that, nice shops and good restaurants

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