Northern Italy/Switzerland

My Dad and I are visiting a friend in Geneve Switzerland for a few days right now and would like to make our way to Milan by Thursday (thanksgiving) but don't know where we should go for 1-2 days this time of year. It has been very cold here in Switzerland and not much is open. Any Suggestions? We were thinking of the Lake Como area but think is will be very cold..I just have always wanted to see it.

Posted by Lisa
Beautiful Austin TX
582 posts

just walking around Milan is fun. I just got back from there about a week ago. Walk around the Duomo Cathedral. It's made of all marble, and took 600 years to build. Seeing it from the outside, is breathtaking. It should be easy to see it from the inside since it's not crowded this time of year. Window shopping is a lot of fun in Milan. I'm not a shopper, but the high quality items in the upscale shops are neat to see. Also, you will be amazed how clean Milan is for such a huge city!Also, maybe you can see "The Last Supper." It's hard to get tickets any time of the year, but if you take a city tour that includes The Last Supper, you can get in! I did that, and really enjoyed it. It's very easy to take a train to Lake Como. Takes only one hour. Dress warmly. The Lake Como is beautiful any time of year. Have fun!! You can take a hop on,hop off bus that will take you to all the major sights. I did this for one day. Nice way to avoiding getting lost when you have such a short time to be there! There is plenty to do in Milan this time of year!
I can't really answer your Switzerland question. I went on The Bernina Express sightseeing train to see the Swiss Alps! So much fun! But you are seeing more of Switzerland than I did. I know many people here can help you out on that one. Have Fun!!

Posted by Amy
Fort Collins, CO, USA
6 posts

Thank you Lisa for your reply. I think we are planning on the day tour on the off/on bus of the city and a day to Loake Como...we might try to get a hotel on the lake for a night.

Posted by Lisa
Beautiful Austin TX
582 posts

You're welcome Amy!
That sounds like a lovely trip! You will enjoy that.
I like the on/off bus where ever I go. It's worth the cost. (20 Euro) Great way to get around if you don't know the area. However, there is one down side about taking the on/off bus this time of year in Milan. The bus runs every 1hr.15 minutes. If you don't care for an area that much, then you have to wait that long for the next bus. But most areas will take that long to see or even longer anyway, so it's still worth it. This bus has line A, and line B. Your ticket will allow you to use both lines. Both lines end up at the Duomo and the castle. Have fun!