Experience the romance of rail travel as you journey through Europe by train to beautiful Lake Como in Italy. Lake Como is located amongst stunning scenery in the foothills of the Alps, just a short drive from Milan. For this rail-holiday, we recommend staying in one of two charming grand hotels, right on the banks of Lake Como. Our suggested rail holidayTravel by Eurostar from London to Paris, by train to Milan then on to Lake Como by car where you stay at either the Grand Hotel Tremezzo or the Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni.Commence your rail holiday by leaving London mid-afternoon in order to connect with the overnight sleeper from Paris, arriving in Milan shortly before 6am. Following your stay on Lake Como, you will be taken by private transfer to the station in Milan to return to the UK by train. The return sleeper train leaves Milan shortly after 11:30pm, arriving into Paris around 9:30am enabling you to take any Eurostar from 11am onwards back to the UK. HotelsGrand Hotel Tremezzo – 5 star – Tremezzo, Lake ComoA traditional grand hotel overlooking the lake, offering luxurious accommodation and excellent value for money.Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni – 5 star deluxe – Bellagio, Lake ComoAn elegant five star hotel on the banks of Lake Como offering a relaxing environment with beautiful views.Included in your rail holiday:• Return travel on Eurostar from London to Paris in Standard Premiere class• Return train travel on the night-time service from Paris to Milan sharing a two berth sleeper• Private return car transfers from Milan to the hotel.• 7 nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation in a lake view room at the Grand Hotel Tremezzo or the Grand Hotel Villa SerbelloniPricesFrom £2125 per person staying at the Grand Hotel Tremezzo, based on two people sharingFrom £2785 per person staying at the Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni, based on two people sharing Alternative options for your rail holiday to Lake ComoWe can organise a combination of overnight and daytime travel options to suit, including rail journeys journeying through the spectacular scenery of the Alps. Below are some examples of alternative rail journeys:After leaving London on a morning Eurostar service, it is also possible to take a daytime train from Paris directly through to Milan, arriving between 7:30pm and 10pm depending on the day of the week. We then arrange for your private transfer to take you directly to the hotel on the shores of Lake Como.For your return rail journey, you can also travel back to the UK in one day by daytime service via Milan or the Gotthard Pass in Switzerland. Please contact us for alternative train routes, times and prices. For more information regarding rail services to and within Italy, view
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CapitalRome AirportThere is a very good scattering of international airports in Italy, with the main ones being Venice, Pisa, Milan, Rome, Bologna, Naples, Genoa, Turin and Bari; on Sicily, Catania is served by several airlines from the UK and on Sardinia you fly to Cagliari or Olbia.CurrencyEuro (£1 = Euro 1.24) SizeItaly is roughly 650 miles long, but only about 100 miles wide Population60 million Average temperatureItaly's temperature varies dramatically, from about 4 degrees in Turin in winter to 33 degrees in Sicily in summer, with snow year-round on the summits of the Pyrenees and Alps National holidays in Italy Some tourist attractions as well as banks etc may close on the following days: 1 January 6 January (Epiphany) Easter Monday 25 April (Liberation Day) 1 May (Labour Day) 15 August (Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary) 1 November (All Saints) 8 December (Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary) Christmas Day Boxing Day There are a number of local feast days that can affect conditions locally. In addition to the above days, museums are often closed on Mondays in Italy.
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