Best Route from Calais to Bologna?

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  1. jdk62

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    Does anybody have details of the best route as per the title?

    We want to visit our son who is working in Maranello and rather than fly, we are thinking of taking the van. We only have 8 days available..

    Any help gratefully received
     
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    If it's speed you want then I would use the French toll motorways

    Calais - Reims - Dijon - Chamonix- Mont Blanc Tunnel - Milan - Bologna

    There is an alternative route across Switzerland from Basel to Lugano and then onto Milan which is pretty similar in terms of distance, time and cost.
     
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    I just came back from there..... Went up through Switzerland, Germany, Luxembourg, to Calais
     
  5. jdk62

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    Really.... damn, it only looked like abot 15 hours worth of driving from Maranello to Calais
     
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    It probably is in total if you take the quickest route.

    That would still be 2-3 days for me in the motor home though. It might not be so bad if you have more than one driver.
     
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    I'd have said 3 days minimum, even with an early arrival in Calais. Our first stop would be Metz, then somewhere in Switzerland, then maybe get to Bologna late on the third day.

    If you go the Google Maps recommended way the Gotthard Tunnel toll is included in your Swiss motorway vignette. Mont Blanc tunnel in a MH is quite costly.
     
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    If your motorhome is made by Ferrari you'll be OK, if not you'd only see him one day.
     
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    Me too, a very demanding two day drive at best. Even three's a bit much if I'm honest !
     
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    Comfortable 2 day drive, first night spent south of Frankfurt, second day drive via Austria and onto Bologna and that was in a Toyota Yaris with one driver.

    Pete
     
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    Was that the Toyota Yaris that made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs?
     
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    No! It was a silver one

    Pete
     
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    Mmmmm. Looks like we will be flying.....:(

    However, it's on the list for next year.... 3weeks worth :D

    Thanks for all the responses
     
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