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Getting to Varenna from Germany

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Getting to Varenna from Germany

We'll be traveling in October from Karlsruhe Germany to Varenna. People seem to suggest taking the train from Milan to Varenna as opposed to the ferry from Como, but as I looked at the train schedules from Germany, going to Milan is way out of the way. The more direct route seems to be through Basel, Zurich and directly to Como. There doesn't seem to be a train from Como to Varenna. So I guess I'd have to take the ferry. First of all, would people suggest - given that I'm coming from Germany - that we still go through Milan and train to Varenna? Or should we take the train to Como? Secondly, if we arrive in Como late afternoon in late October, how many ferry runs are there from Como to Varenna that time of year?

Thanks for any help any of you familiar with the area are able to give me....

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1. Re: Getting to Varenna from Germany

You can certainly take the boat from Como. Schedules are on navigazionelaghi.it/italia/…indicecomo.htm

Last dep. at 7.10PM.

Or by train you can change in Monza, without going all the way to Milan -- use the German rail website www.bahn.de to figure out your possibilities.

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