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best town to spend night before flight out of Milan Malpensa

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best town to spend night before flight out of Milan Malpensa

our itinerary so far is:

fly into MXP, two nights in MIlan

rent car

drive to Monaco , spend the night

drive to villa rental for 1 week near Grasse.

we must leave the villa by 10 on saturday morning and need to be at Malpensa Sunday morning by 10. any suggestions on a nice town within 1/2 hour of airport to spend the night. I had hoped Acqui Terme. I've read some comments about the spas and thought that would be a great stopover but have now just realized it is two hours drive to the airport. I am afraid that may be too stressful.

i'd love to hear someone's thoughts on this itinerary.

thanks!

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1. Re: best town to spend night before flight out of Milan Malpensa

You may consider Lago Maggiore ( for ex: http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laveno-Mombello) or Lago d'Orta (for ex: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orta_San_Giulio) that are less then 60km from the airport.

A nice town with a superb square to spend the night may be Vigevano http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vigevano

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2. Re: best town to spend night before flight out of Milan Malpensa

I second Orta San Giulio - not far from Maggiore. It's about 55 minutes from MXP but it is a beautiful little medieval town on a peninsula in the middle of a lovely lake. There are amazing mountain views in every direction with little villages clinging to the hillsides. It's well worth getting up 25 minutes earlier for.

PS Grasse is nice but ,,, a week?

Edited: 1:56 pm, February 18, 2014
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3. Re: best town to spend night before flight out of Milan Malpensa

thanks for the tip! we have a villa in Chateneauf de Grasse and thought that was a good base to visit Riviera as well as drive for day trips to Provence .

rather than fly into Nice , we added on the Milan portion of the trip.

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4. Re: best town to spend night before flight out of Milan Malpensa

Hi, Sesto Calende is a pretty little village on the river Ticino about 20 minutes from Malpensa, Locanda sole is a nice hotel with a good restaurant www.trattorialocandasole.it If you want to stay somewhere bigger then Arona or Stresa on Lago Maggiore would also be good options.

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5. Re: best town to spend night before flight out of Milan Malpensa

Orta San Giulio and Stresa are almost an hour's drive from Malpensa.

Only Sesto Calende falls within your half-hour driving range.

tripadvisor.com/…24988170

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