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Milan - hotels?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by dpeilow, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. dpeilow

    dpeilow Moderator

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    I'm thinking of doing a trip through the Alps in a couple of weeks. I need to get from Paris on the Saturday to Rome on the Monday and thought it might be an opportunity to take a ride through the Gotthard Pass in the Alps.

    To make it work I'd probably stay over in Milan and catch a train to Rome in the morning (it is possible to do in one day but that is extreme dedication).

    I know we have a few locals here, so can anyone recommend a good but not too extravagant hotel near Milano Centrale station?
     
  2. Eberhard

    Eberhard #421 Model S #S32

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    do you like to stay close to the Tesla Store? Its the hotel i have been for the opening.

     
  3. Mitrovic

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    I can't help with Milano, but if you need any advice for Switzerland, I could help.
    Consider that many alp crossings could be closed in february.
     
  4. dpeilow

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    Well I ended up staying in the Idea hotel which is about 200m from the station. It met the criteria of a nice bed in smart surroundings without breaking the bank (I was there less than 12 hours).

    The Gotthard Pass route was spectacular. Amazing snow-covered scenery and some audacious civil engineering. If anyone else wants to see it, make sure you do before they open the 57km Gotthard Base Tunnel as it won't offer quite the same views...
     
  5. VolkerP

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    Suisse fellows, can you push for a referendum to ban ICE vehicles from driving Gotthard Pass and the other breathtaking mountain streets? Should be allowed for "pure EV" only, and rail transport made mandatory for all vehicles featuring an ICE. That would bump EV sales!
     

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