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Linate to Luino, bypassing Varese ?

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Linate to Luino, bypassing Varese ?

Hi. I'm driving to Luino on Lake Maggiore, from Linate Airport.

Route seems fairly easy, A4 to A8, until Varese itself, where it seems the A8 just runs straight into the centre of the city, then I can take the SS 394 or SS 233 onwards.

I'm not really comfortable driving in city traffic (especially on my first day in Italy) so I wonder if there's a way of bypassing Varese itself , maybe exiting A8 early?

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1. Re: Linate to Luino, bypassing Varese ?

If you just follow the signs for Lake Varese before the end of the A8 you will bypass Varese entirely. No worries.

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2. Re: Linate to Luino, bypassing Varese ?

Thanks, that's great to know.

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3. Re: Linate to Luino, bypassing Varese ?

As written by FF, at the end of A8 follow the signs to lakes area (lake Varese, Laveno, Luino)... Varese city is not a hectic driving place compared to Linate and north Milan area...

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4. Re: Linate to Luino, bypassing Varese ?

Actually, my advice is to follow the signs for the lakes BEFORE the end of the A8. If you drive through the end of it, you find yourself in the city center. Granted, it is not a hectic city, but the OP wishes to bypass it altogether.

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5. Re: Linate to Luino, bypassing Varese ?

Thanks again, all. I think I have it sorted.

I'll be quite happy to visit Varese, just not on my first day there, getting used to driving on the 'wrong' side of the road, etc.

Once I've settled in for a day I should be fine.

Saying that I imagine I'll be spending most of the week on Lake Maggiore.

Now all I need to do is work out how to best use the ferries !

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