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Fezza 10.09.2012 22:06

Suggestions for a stopover from Zurich to Florence ( driving )
 
First week of October we are planning take 3 days off and drive to florence from zurich.

My understanding is it is about a 6 hour drive. I thought perhaps we could stay over somewhere on the route to break the journey. We would like a small town with a character. Anyone has done this journey? Would you pls recommend a town and a hotel for the stopover?. Also a hotel recommendation in florence would be wellcome.

Fezza

AntX 10.09.2012 22:19

Re: Suggestions for a stopover from Zurich to Florence
 
I don't know of a hotel but I definitely can recommend a great little trattoria in a small piazza called Tre Leone. If you're looking for a nice dinner location with authentic food and nice setting try Il Parione.

Fezza 10.09.2012 22:22

Re: Suggestions for a stopover from Zurich to Florence
 
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Originally Posted by AntX (Post 1659564)
I don't know of a hotel but I definitely can recommend a great little trattoria in a small piazza called Tre Leone. If you're looking for a nice dinner location with authentic food and nice setting try Il Parione.

Is this in Florence?

mtv 10.09.2012 23:51

Re: Suggestions for a stopover from Zurich to Florence
 
We did that drive last year and stopped off for a night in Como, stayed at the Hotel Leno. It was great but driving through Como can get quite stressful if you have a wide car as the streets are very narrow.

Fezza 11.09.2012 15:08

Re: Suggestions for a stopover from Zurich to Florence
 
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Originally Posted by mtv (Post 1659682)
We did that drive last year and stopped off for a night in Como, stayed at the Hotel Leno. It was great but driving through Como can get quite stressful if you have a wide car as the streets are very narrow.

Thanks for Como suggestion. We stopped there in May on our way to south of France so i was hoping for somewhere a little further south. But thanks anaway.
Fezza

st2lemans 11.09.2012 15:12

Re: Suggestions for a stopover from Zurich to Florence ( driving )
 
It's 6-7 hours usually from Zurich (depending on traffic).

Personally, I'd drive straight through, as you only have three days!

Tom

3Wishes 11.09.2012 15:19

Re: Suggestions for a stopover from Zurich to Florence ( driving )
 
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Originally Posted by Fezza (Post 1659548)
First week of October we are planning take 3 days off and drive to florence from zurich.

My understanding is it is about a 6 hour drive. I thought perhaps we could stay over somewhere on the route to break the journey. We would like a small town with a character. Anyone has done this journey? Would you pls recommend a town and a hotel for the stopover?. Also a hotel recommendation in florence would be wellcome.

Fezza

We stayed at a lovely B&B just above Menaggio on Lake Como. A bit off the beaten path but well worth it.

In Florence, do you want something in town or you don't care if it is a bit out since you have a car?

Fezza 11.09.2012 17:29

Re: Suggestions for a stopover from Zurich to Florence ( driving )
 
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Originally Posted by 3Wishes (Post 1660240)
We stayed at a lovely B&B just above Menaggio on Lake Como. A bit off the beaten path but well worth it.

In Florence, do you want something in town or you don't care if it is a bit out since you have a car?

I would be ok with somewhere few kms out of town as long as its a nice little hotel.

Fezza 11.09.2012 17:36

Re: Suggestions for a stopover from Zurich to Florence ( driving )
 
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Originally Posted by st2lemans (Post 1660229)
It's 6-7 hours usually from Zurich (depending on traffic).

Personally, I'd drive straight through, as you only have three days!

Tom

You are right. But we,ll leave zurich thursday after work about 6 pm so thought would be a good idea to stopover somewhere and spend the first couple of hours in the morning to soak the atmosphere over breakfast and coffe. :msngrin:

st2lemans 11.09.2012 17:56

Re: Suggestions for a stopover from Zurich to Florence ( driving )
 
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Originally Posted by Fezza (Post 1660380)
You are right. But we,ll leave zurich thursday after work about 6 pm so thought would be a good idea to stopover somewhere and spend the first couple of hours in the morning to soak the atmosphere over breakfast and coffe. :msngrin:

As you'll be arriving in Italy at around 9PM, you'll need to reserve a hotel, as you will probably have trouble finding one that late.

I usually use http://www.venere.com/ for finding hotels in Italy and booking them.

Tom

hoberhobs 20.09.2012 19:06

Re: Suggestions for a stopover from Zurich to Florence ( driving )
 
I went to Italy 2 years ago... from middle Switzerland...

we drove to Milan (lunch), Bologna (overnight), Florence, try to go to Voltare...its a nice place.


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