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Lakeside Path - Passarella, Varenna: 5 reviews and 14 photos

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The passarella, the lakeside path from Olivedo to Varenna, is really very pretty indeed.

It meanders its way between cliff and shoreline, under overhanging branches, across a little bridge, through restaurant patios and past little (very expensive) shops towards the main square. Numerous stepped and cobbled alleyways lead from it up to the road.

It gives excellent views of Varenna, the lake and the mountains beyond and (despite being obviously popular with both dogwalkers and other visitors) it is a most pleasant way to approach the village. And very romantic too, I imagine, at the right time and with the right person.

A 'must-do', either on your way to Varenna or on your way back to the station.

Directions: Leads from the dock/ferry pontoons at Olivedo. From the station, walk down to the lakeside, turn left and keep going.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 5, 2011
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