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getting to Varenna when coming from the UK

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getting to Varenna when coming from the UK

My husband, 12 yr old son, and I are living in the UK through April 23. We are planning to go up into the Scottish Highlands until April 29 or 30 and then we need to get to Varenna (Lake Como). We figured we'll fly into Milan (Malpensa) and take the train to Varenna. But is there a better idea? In a related question - which would be better, taking the train back down to either Heathrow or Gatwick to fly out or to fly out of Scotland to Milan?

Any advice is greatly appreciated!

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1. Re: getting to Varenna when coming from the UK

Edinburgh to Milan flights www.easyjet.com

Trains Malpensa Aeroporto to Varenna www.trenitalia.com Click on the UK flag for current train times

Accommodation www.venere.com www.bed-and-breakfast-in-italy.com

www.discovercomo.com Regional info www.italia.it/en/home.html

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2. Re: getting to Varenna when coming from the UK

Thank you - I appreciate the suggestions!

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3. Re: getting to Varenna when coming from the UK

Fly into Milan then get the REGIONAL train to Varenna, cost is 7e and it is frequent, quick and cheap ! takes you right there in 25 mins!

Don't miss Villa Balbianello while on Lake Como - it is the MOST amazing place- just hop on the ferry- check day you want to go as its closed 2 days a week..take a sandwich and a drink and spend hours there, it is so so so so gorgeous!

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4. Re: getting to Varenna when coming from the UK

Perfect! Thanks for the suggestion about the Villa - sounds like a nice day trip.

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