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Cannero Riviera without a car

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Cannero Riviera without a car

Hi

We are flying into Milan Linate on 25th August and from there going straight to Gavi for 3 nights. We will then be returning to Milan. All transport will be looked after for us during this time.

However, once we get back to Milan we intend to travel to Lake Maggiore and hopefully spend a week in the Hotel Cannero in Cannero Riviera.

We can't decide if we should hire a car or not as it seems to be quite expensive so we are wondering if we will be able to manage without one. I assume we can get the train from Milan to Stresa. Is it easy to get from Stresa to Cannero?

With Cannero as a base, will buses/ferries be sufficient to get around and see the sights in the area? We were considering the Maggiore Express for one of our days but some of the reviews have put us off.

Thank you.

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1. Re: Cannero Riviera without a car

You can get a train from Milan to stresa very easily. There are only 2 boats from Stresa to Cannero that leave as follows:

15.30 arrives Cannero 16.55 (not on wed)

15.50 arrives Cannero 17.24(Thu/fri/sat/sun)

Once in Cannero you are a bit limited to the 11am boat from Cannero that comes down towards the islands and stresa. You can do everything by boat but you are a lot more limited - cannot do much before 11am. I personally wouldn't do the Lake Maggiore express from Cannero as the times are far too tight - you have little time to change at Baveno and have to walk from the boat station to train - just need the boat to be a few minutes late and you've had it!!

If you do decide to go without a car make sure you buy the 3 or 7 consecutive days boat rover ticket for €50/60 - enables you to go anywhere but doesn't include LMExpress.

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