Hello fellow travelers,
I'd like some input on how best to get from the Cinque Terre in mid-July up to Lake Como by train (we don't have a car and bus looks like it takes too long).
We're staying in Mennagio and Varenna a few nights each (psyched!), so want to make the best journey up to the mid-lake.
My definition of best is:
1) Least complicated, so as not to be stressed out about changing trains or missing connections; 2) Fastest (not bullet-speed, but least waiting in cities); 3) Most scenic (i.e. is Milan to Menaggio as pretty as Milan to Varenna); and 4) Least costly.
Also would love input about must-see places up and down the lake. Has anyone bought a multi-day ferry pass? I saw the Six-day pass for the area Como-Bellagio for €69.90 -- is that worth it?
It looks like the Como-Brunate Funicular is a 50-minute ferry ride from Mennagio, is that accurate? And if so, is that a reasonably doable round trip from Mennagio (or Varenna)?
Best of luck to fellow travelers going to Italy earlier this spring. Stay healthy!
Thanks for any advice!