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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.

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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.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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!

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Re: Suggestions for a stopover from Zurich to Florence ( driving )

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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.

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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?
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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.
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