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day trip during christmas week

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day trip during christmas week

husband and I are planning a trip to milan around the christmas week 22- 26 and thought of taking a day trip to stressa? Will the ferries be running? does it make sense to go in this weather, we dont mind the cold, but dont want to go if everything will be closed.

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1. Re: day trip during christmas week

The ferries will not be running to the Barromeo Islands as they close during the winter. The main ferries going up and down the lake will be running but these are not very frequent and you ought to plan any journey using www.navigazionelaghi.it (site is in English as well as Italian)

You may be able to take the cable car from Caciano to the top of the Mottorone. Views from here are spectacular, on a clear day you can see 7 lakes. You ought to check that the cable car is running before you set out. www.stresa-mottarone.it Carciano is just over a kilometre from Stressa and it is a lovely walk along the lakeside.

If you choose a sparking sunny day, and there are plenty of these, you will enjoy a few hours walking along the lakeside, admiring the seriously expensive hotels and enjoying drinks and lunch in one of the many bars and restaurants. Not sure the trip would be worthwhile on a dull grey day.

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