"An idyllic little town on Lago di Como" Top 5 Page for this destination Varenna by londonlover

Varenna Travel Guide: 48 reviews and 217 photos

Varenna

Compared to its close neighbor, Bellagio, I suppose Varenna isn't that well known. But I like it even better--a relatively unpretentious and quiet town on the banks of Lago di Como (Lake Como), Italy's relaxed region where the Alps begin. I spent two nights here, arriving here for the first leg of my first trip to Italy. It was a wonderful introduction to the country. Magnifico!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Idyllic, soft, romantic Italy at its best--shouts honeymoon destination!
  • Cons:Not all the locals are fluent in English, so carry your phrase books.
  • Last visit to Varenna: Sep 2006
  • Intro Written Mar 17, 2007
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  • Manara's Profile Photo
    Aug 1, 2009 at 4:50 PM

    Very nice page! The view from your room was great.

  • Sininen's Profile Photo
    Mar 2, 2008 at 7:21 AM

    Hi Tara! Lovely little page on Varenna. My friend and I will be in Lago di Como next month and Varenna sounds like one place we'd like to visit.

  • starship's Profile Photo
    Jan 12, 2008 at 9:05 PM

    Would love to read & see more about Varenna. I've only seen it from a boat on Lago di Como! Good tips for staying here!

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Jun 24, 2007 at 12:42 AM

    This looks like a cute town indeed :-)) Thanks for showing us :-)

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