"Varenna - Lakeside village with charm" Top 5 Page for this destination Varenna by suvanki
Varenna Travel Guide: 48 reviews and 217 photos
Varenna was our 'Gateway' to Lake Como, where we'd travelled by train from Bergamo (changing at Lecco). We spent a pleasant hour or so here, enjoying a leisurely lunch, before catching the ferry to Cadenabbia, where we were staying for 3 nights.
We returned here the following day, for a look around in between visiting Menaggio and Belaggio.
We'd been surprised to overhear a woman state that "There was nothing to see at Varenna" - Well I'm afraid that she was wrong!
Yes, there are no amusement parks, big shops etc, but there are small independent shops selling crafts, paintings etc, plus a smattering of lakeside restaurants, reached by a pleasant walkway. Steep narrow stepped alleyways, lined with bright red geraniums, oh and a historic church or two and a castle!
A place to relax, enjoy a leisurely meal, while enjoying the beautiful lakeside scenery. We didn't explore too much, but it's a place that I would return to, and hopefully visit the churches (especially after reading leics' page)
- Pros:Scenic former fishing village
When I first visited Lake Como in 1978, I remembered seeing these canopied boats, known as Lucia's bobbing around the... more travel advice
Varenna is an interesting village to explore on foot. From the train station, it's a downhill walk. There is a pleasant... more travel advice
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