Hello. I am staying outside of Como in a town called Carimate. There's a nice Castle Hotel here that my wife and I stayed at before. We really enjoyed it and decided to make it our base for checking out parts of Northern Italy.
We plan on doing some day trips. One day we will check out Lake Como and another day we plan on going up to Lucern.
One of the day trips we plan on doing is Venice. Sure, it's not the best way to see Venice but I just want to see one day's worth. I know there's a lot of driving to and fro for a day trip but we really don't want to spend the night around there. Would it be better to drive or take the train? My main concern is the train back since I don't know when the last train departs.
On a weekday, if we take the train to Venice from Como, how early can we leave? And what's the latest return train? The later the better. I know you aren't the train's time keeper but any help or opinions on this matter would be greatly appreciated.