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Old 05.05.2019, 07:53
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TRAVEL ADVISORY! - Milano-Chiasso Highway, nighttime closure!

Quick warning.
For some months the Milano-Chiasso A9 motorway will be closed between the Grandate (Como Sud) tollbooth and the Brogeda border crossing at around 22:00 (caveat: they will even close it 5 minutes early, you're warned).


Coming from Milano:
This implies having to get off the highway and having to navigate your way through Como or through the back road to San Fermo in order to reach Chiasso.
This results in an incredible traffic congestion, frayed nerves, etc.


The workable alternatives are:
1) if you exit in Grandate, avoid Chiasso altogether and set your navigator to Bizzarrone - Mendrisio (you will drive on local, less trafficked roads)

2) take the A8 motorway to Varese and then take the exit marked Gazzada, where you can then reach Malnate, Gaggiolo/Stabio, Mendrisio.


Driving TO Milano:

1) exit at Mendrisio (2nd ramp to Varese), then Stabio/Gaggiolo - Malnate - Gazzada - A8 to Milano
2) exit at Mendrisio (1st ramp), then Bizzarrone - Olgiate Comasco - Appiano Gentile - Lomazzo - A9 to Milano


Either way, since you'll be driving at night it is advisable to use an updated navigator (or google maps, etc).


Good luck & bon voyage!
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