Local buses (was: Re: Wikimania-l Digest, Vol 123, Issue 16)

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Local buses (was: Re: Wikimania-l Digest, Vol 123, Issue 16)

Andy Mabbett-2
On 13 June 2016 at 20:13, Marta Pigazzini <[hidden email]> wrote:

> For those of you arriving at the train station in Varenna (please do not
> confuse with Ravenna), there will be a volunteer that will welcome you and
> will show you to the bus directed to Esino. Note that the bus stop is just
> outside the small train station. Buses directed to Esino will be clearly
> visible and will be indicating both Wikimania and Esino, so it will be
> impossible to miss them.

The question - which I asked earlier today, but which remains
unanswered - is whether we (full scholarship recipients, partial
scholarship recipients, independent travellers) need to book in
advance for these buses. If so, how?

Likewise for the return journey, on the 27th.

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Re: Local buses (was: Re: Wikimania-l Digest, Vol 123, Issue 16)

Manuel Schneider-3
By the way, just in case if you are interested:

There are regular and good train services from Malpensa Airport (MXP)
and Milano Centrale (central train station) to Varenna Esino. You can
buy the tickets at machines at the stations.

Malpensa - Varenna is about 2 hours, 18,70 EUR
Milano C - Varenna is about 1 hour, 6,70 EUR (direct connection)

Search here:
http://www.trenitalia.com/tcom-en

From Linate Airport (LIN) you need to take the Milano mass transit to
get to Milano Centrale first.

Check the connections within Milano here:
http://giromilano.atm.it/#/home/

Linate - Milano C is about 1 hour, 1,50 EUR

Anyone living around 1.000 km of Milano I can only recommend to travel
by train all the way. There are excellent _direct_ train services from
Basel, Zürich, Munich, Triest, Roma, Geneva, Venice, Lucerne.
If you come from the north you can either enjoy the most pittoresque and
traditional train line in the world via Gotthard, or the most modern
high-speed tunnels with a thrilling 120 second train distance.

I will take EC 15 (Zürich HB - Milano C) on Thursday.
* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gotthard_railway
*
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:ETR_610?uselang=de#/media/File:FFS_ETR_610_013_Biasca_281215_EC19.jpg

Have save journeys!


/Manuel
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Re: Local buses (was: Re: Wikimania-l Digest, Vol 123, Issue 16)

Marta Pigazzini
In reply to this post by Andy Mabbett-2
Hi,

you do not need to book in advance the bus from Varenna to Esino. 
Please also note that the shuttle bus service between Esino and Varenna is free.
The timetable has just been updated at the following link:

https://wikimania2016.wikimedia.org/wiki/Journey/Varenna_Esino_busses

For the journey from Esino to Milano Malpensa or Milano Central Station on the 27th of June, Stuart is currently updating the eventbrite form in order to put on sale the available seats for each bus.

Regards,
Marta








Il 13/06/16 22:12, Andy Mabbett ha scritto:
On 13 June 2016 at 20:13, Marta Pigazzini [hidden email] wrote:

For those of you arriving at the train station in Varenna (please do not
confuse with Ravenna), there will be a volunteer that will welcome you and
will show you to the bus directed to Esino. Note that the bus stop is just
outside the small train station. Buses directed to Esino will be clearly
visible and will be indicating both Wikimania and Esino, so it will be
impossible to miss them.
The question - which I asked earlier today, but which remains
unanswered - is whether we (full scholarship recipients, partial
scholarship recipients, independent travellers) need to book in
advance for these buses. If so, how?

Likewise for the return journey, on the 27th.



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