I have arranged to travel to Como in late August, arriving in to Milan Malpensa airport in mid-afternoon. I have not been to this part of Italy before and I have read that the traffic up in the lakes is terrible during the holiday season. Given that one can use water taxis to get around and that I dislike driving abroad at the best of times, I have chosen not to hire a car.
This leaves me with a fairly sizable distance to cover between the airport and the town. I understand there are trains which can make the journey but they require several changes. I haven't been able to track down information about bus travel. In both cases, having a heavy suitcase and travelling with children puts me off using public transport. Taxis may be expensive and potentially unreliable. I don't speak any Italian.
Can anyone fill me in on the details and potential pros and cons of the various methods of travel?