Advice for Italy Trip

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  1. mac111051

    mac111051 Read Only Funster

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    Hi , would welcome any advice on driving to Italy we are going to Bormio on Thursday and any tips would be welcome especialy driving through Switzerland

    Thanks Mal
     
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    champers Funster Life Member

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    Hi and Welcome to the fun site , sorry cant help you about in driving Italy but sure someone will be along shortly who can help you


    Have a great trip xx



    John n Kath
     
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    Hi we went to Lake Garda last july and found the driving fine, we went via Austria though so cant help with route.
     
  4. BobT

    BobT Trader - Tour Operator

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    I suggest the following:

    Calais, Lille, Charleroi, Luxembourg, Saarbrucken, Pirmasens, Freiburg, Basel, Lucerne, Milano. In this way you avoid Motorway tolls (except Swiss Vignette) and also avoid Austria. If your van is over 3.5 ton you would have to buy an Austrian "Go Box" which means the charge will be a minimum of £85. Going througgh Switzerland you use a standard car vignette if you vehicle is under 3.5 tons or are charged per day if your vehicle is over 3.5 tone.
     
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    Jaws Funster Life Member

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    Yup, best advice re driving through Switzerland is dont.

    Greedy greedy people to say the least

    Do the Austrian rought and cross the Alps at the Reschen Pass .. Skirts the Swiss border nicely and is an easy drive ( in fact if you hang on a week we will see you there LOL !! :thumb: )

    We do the Alps and Northern Italy regularly.. so know it pretty well ..

    Take the Reschen Pass, keep on that road until you get to Spondigna and turn right. That one road takes you all the way in to Bormio :thumb:
     
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