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Northern Italy,Switzerland, France famil holiday

Mandurah, Australia
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Northern Italy,Switzerland, France famil holiday

Planning trip next year with hubbie 17yo and 13yo.

Rome - Pisa - Vencie - Como - Colico - Chiavenna - St Moritz - Basel - Paris.

Looking at 21 - 28 days.

I spent 6 months as a 9 yr old in Chiavenna and surrounds, can't wait to return to the majestic place.

Have researched Trenitalia city to city fares and seems to be a lot cheaper than europass.

Any advice on best plan of attack would be greatly appreciated.

Is the europass (we would need 3 country pass) simpler to use and does it include Bus from Chiavenna to St.Moritz and lake ferry fares as we plan to go from Como to colico via ferry if poss then train from Colico to Chiavenna.

Tossin up between Maloja pass and Bernina, both gorgeous. What's your opinion?

Any info on good family accomodation in above cities would be great.

Hope you can help out here, look forward to your response ....... ... thanks

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1. Re: Northern Italy,Switzerland, France famil holiday

I think you will get most questions answered in the italian forum, since most part of your travel takes place there.

Depending on time of travel one or the other pass might be closed.

Both are spectacular - actually all passes are.

from Chiavenna to St. Moritz you cross the Maloja:


for the other you can take the bernina express:


here is all the info on the swiss passes:


On the basis that the swisspasses are valid on the buses as well my guess is that it would be the same with the Eurorail pass.

here is is a very good map that shows where and how the swiss passs are valid:

www.swisstravelsystem.ch/Tickets.16.0.html… (click on "validity")


Mandurah, Australia
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2. Re: Northern Italy,Switzerland, France famil holiday

Thanks Taksidiots

Those web sites are a great help

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