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Trombetta Express Train Tour

Menaggio, Italy
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Sharon C wrote a review Sep 2019
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Such a good way to visit the surrounding area. Runs frequently and probably one of the cheapest forms of transport. The driver is helpful and courteous. It does tend to get packed pretty quickly. The express train runs from Lenno to Mennagio. You can get a hop on/hop off ticket which I would highly recommend for as little as of approximately €12. Or returns for approximately €3-4. We opted for the hop on / hop off which gave us flexibility. We went on Tuesday which has a market in Lenno. There was such a array of Mia mash items for sale from fast foods, clothes and birds for sale. You felt so safe there wasn’t the usual annoyance when you go on holiday with people touting for business although it is a tourist area, locals also go there. Mennagio is great with lots of cafes / restaurants. There were little alleyways which also hosted restaurants. Fairly priced with wonderful views of the lake. A meal and wine would cost around €20 for good quality food. Pizzas, pastas and fresh fish. Truly a most. The express train runs up until 11pm in peak periods.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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angv481 wrote a review Sep 2019
Ontario, Canada13 contributions22 helpful votes
Like some other reviewers have said, this is a shuttle-style train not a tour. It takes you from Menaggio to Lenno with a number of stops along the way. You can find a schedule online so you can find out when anx where the next train will stop. Your best bet to catch the train is to get one at one of the bigger locations because some of the smaller ones may be passed by if the train is completely full. There's a great trail from Lenno up along the hillside and back toward Menaggio called The Greenway, from which we got some amazing photos. We also stopped at Villa Carlotta - the gardens are definitely worth a visit. The town of Menaggio has a really nice waterfront as well.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Allan wrote a review Sep 2019
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom1 contribution
This is like a shuttle service rather than a tour type ride. No details of where you are going through are given, but it does allow you to explore a stretch of the Lake Como lakeside. The seats were not as bad as some reviews suggested as we have padded seats. We had the day ticket and there is a ticket to cover the evening too. Menaggio at the north is the larger town whearas Lenno to south does not seem as big. There is a villa on the edge of the lake which has a couple of walks around, the villa its self is closed on the day we went (Thursdays) 2019 tickets were 12 euros for a day ticket to hop on and off. One can have a stop knowing next one around is in 70 mins or 100 mins at lunch time. The driver picked up a pizza at Tremezzo (on the main road) so guess that may be a recommendation.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Wynnuman wrote a review May 2019
Redcliffe, Australia302 contributions249 helpful votes
Not a bad way to get from Lenno to Menaggio and back again. We went mid May and it was cold. It's also quite bumpy in places. We were hoping the views would be good but not much in the way of photos. We would have enjoyed it more if we didn't have to breath in the driver's cigarette smoke.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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SandyBeachSlayer wrote a review Jul 2018
New York24 contributions53 helpful votes
Do not trust this service, especially at night. The train did not arrive on time, we saw it fly past 20 minutes early and never return. Left stranded. If you phone the cell number they reference, you get shouted at and told not to speak English but speak Italian only Do not use, avoid at all costs!!!
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Date of experience: July 2018
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