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Family of 5 with kids. Milan-lake como , what is the best

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Family of 5 with kids. Milan-lake como , what is the best

Im still confused about going to lake como with small kids from Milano. Could someone tell how to get there? I'll be in milan.

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1. Re: Family of 5 with kids. Milan-lake como , what is the best

Find Milan Centrale station on a map. From Milan Centrale you have two options (two lake front places that you will arrive at) #1) Varenna (this station is sometimes labelled Varenna-Esinio) or #2) the town of Como itself.

There is a third option which is to take the Trenord commuter rail (Your only destination choice is the town of Como). You may or may not need to change trains for this alternative.

With three children, I would go to Varenna. It seems like it would be simpler.

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Which village are you staying in? That would help determine the route to take.

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Thanks. I'll try it. Is verrena near the ferry?

Next question , is the ferry confusing and where do you suggest we stop and go with children? Thanks so much!

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All the main villages have their own boat access since they are on the lake. Having no idea where you're going I have no idea which train route is better for you. There are many villages to choose from.

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You don't say if you've already booked somewhere but if you haven't you should also check out Lake Garda as I think there's more to do there for kids.

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Vickintx,

In order to best plan the Lake Como leg of your trip #1) print a map of Lake Como and #2) get your hands on a tourist guide book that includes Lake Como (public library if you don't want to pay).

Varenna is very convenient for the boat service.

How many days do you have or is this a daytrip?

How supervision intensive are the children?

How young are these small kids?

Most tourists visit the mid-lake area. These mid-lake towns are: top tier - Bellagio, Varenna and Menaggio, Next tier - Lenno, Tremezzo and Bellano.

There is a lake-front mini-golf in the town of Menaggio.

The ferry is not confusing. The staff at the ticket sales office will be able to speak English and tell you what dock/pier and how many minutes for the boat that you want. Once you are at Lake Como you can get a printed ferry schedule from the ticket sales office (These are very helpful and good souvenir.)

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7. Re: Family of 5 with kids. Milan-lake como , what is the best

Got it! What do you rec for our kids? Meaning which route should we take once we get to verrrana?

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