Subject: RE: Digest Number 1125
J. Smith asked for the hotel we stayed in while at Como.

It was the Best Western Continental. You can make reservations through Best Western here in the US by calling 800-780-7234 or by going to They also have other hotels in Como. The hotel's local email address is , it's address is Viale Innocenzo XI 15, Como, Italy, I-22100, and it's phone number are 031 260485 (v) and 031 273343 (f) (how's that for the beauty of keeping your records on line?). As an incidental note, the Best Western hotels are, I think, a consortium of independent hotels that have local ambience rather than a chain of international hotels. Some are on the expensive side, others are not. However, we have generally found them to be a good value.

I did forget to mention that there is, in fact, shuttle service from Como to Malpensa, as Joel properly noted. However, we could not use it for our early flight out. That is one advantage of Milan's service and greater number of airline passangers. Their Malpensa service runs most, if not all, day.

P. S. My apologies for forgetting to delete the extraneous material from my original post.

Ira H. Bernstein