Jun 23, 2012 - 10:43 AM
Hi nita, welcome to the forum. If you prefer a relaxed holiday, it's best to pick one resort as a base and make day trips form there. Interlaken or Lucerne would be great, as they allow you to travel to some of Switzerland's top excursions such as the Jungraujoch, Schilthorn, Rigi, Pilatus, several lake, and so on. Affordable hotels close to railway stations are listed at the Interlaken
The quickest connections from Milan to Interlaken/Lucerne can be found using the timetable
. Just enter your departure and destination station and the preferred dates/times of traveling.
A Swiss Pass would be a good idea indeed. You could use one Swiss Saver Pass for 4 people, allowing the 4 adults to travel for free on the national train, bus and boat network. For your inbound trip to Milan, this means that you have to buy a regular Italian ticket up the border (depending on your connection this will be Chiasso or Domodossola). From there, the Swiss Pass will take over, allowing you to travel for free to Interlaken or Lucerne.
Specifics can be found at the Swiss Pass page
. Ordering options are listed there too. In your case, you should fill out Italy as your country of residence in the upper right corner to get an overview of resellers shipping to Italy.
It's hard to say anything about the weather. July can be sunny and warm, but there are no guarantees. Just check weather forecasts shortly before making (mountain) trips. Prepare for low temperatures when getting up in the mountains. Enjoy your stay in the Alps!
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