Experiencing extreme pleasure being able to plan again, even if the trip's not until April 2022!
This portends to be a 16-18 night train journey, starting in Zurich, ending in Rome. After arriving at Flughafen Zurich, we'll take a 2+ hour ride to Chur (apparently the oldest town in Switzerland) to regroup for 3 nights. From there we want to take a morning ride on the famed Bernina Express to Tirano, 4+ hours of magnificent scenery from all accounts. Our next destination is Verona, but that's another 5-6 hours. We'd like to split that leg up, which is my dilemma.
We're thinking of making one of the train stops on the eastern side of Lake Como a interim pause, a 1 or 2 night look-see depending on interest. But which one? Towns along the way are Tresendo, Sondrio, Morbegno, Colico, Bellano, Varenna, Lecco & Monza. Never having stayed in the area, I know nothing. Anybody been? From initial research, Lecco looks enticing, apparently costing a mite less than some of the high-rent Como villages.
Looking for one of those towns with a hotel within walking distance of the train station, so even if it's only an overnight stay, it's a simple respite. FYI, from there it's 3 nights Verona (or Sirmione on Lago de Garda, they've got the Thermal Aquaria Spa I might not be able to pass up!), 4 nights Florence, 6 nights to cap it off in Roma. Thanks in advance!