Wikimania 2016 bids/Esino Lario/Cars

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If you are traveling in particular from Italy and Europe, it can be convenient to travel also by car, rented car or rented busses. Please note that buses should not exceed 35 seats on the Varenna-Esino road whereas 50-seat buses can take the Valsassina road: please do come with a maximum 35 seats bus.

It is possible to rent cars from Milan and from the airports. Among the main car rental companies AVIS, Europecar, Hertz.

From Directions Km Miles Time[1]
Milano SS36 + Provincial road 62 + Provincial road 65 (Strada della Valsassina) 99 61 1h39
Lecco SS36 + Provincial road 62 + Provincial road 65 (Strada della Valsassina) 43.2 26 51 minutes
Varenna Via per Esino 12,4 7 26 minutes
  1. By car+boat. Gandria-SS340-Porlezza-Menaggio (29km, 44 minutes) + boat Menaggio-Varenna (8.60€-14.40€ for car and driver only according to the car size, 15 minutes; buses too can cross the lake by ferry-boat) + Varenna-Esino Lario (12,4km, 26 minutes).
  2. By car. Gandria-SS340-Porlezza-Menaggio-Colico-Varenna-Esino Lario (93,4km, 2h).
  1. By car+boat: 1h10 + boat ride
  2. By car 2h

Gasoline price[edit]

Gas prices in Italy are quite high compared to other European countries.

If you want to look for better prices, try to use the following websites:

  •, especially if you would like share your information with other partecipants;
  • pompe, a site listing all the brand-free gas stations;

There is also an app for Android:

Car sharing and car pooling services[edit]


  1. Google map.