Welcome to Varenna!
Discover how many things to do and see here
Varenna, on the eastern branch of Lake Como, is really worth a visit if you are in Lecco or nearby.
You can easily get there by car, train or ferry. If you like hiking you may get to Varenna walking on the wayfarer’s trail.
The small fishermen village is one of the “things must see” if you are in the surroundings of Lake Como.
Let’s go discovering the Varenna’s allure od its old town center that starting from Piazza Giorgio, the ancient Roman Forum, in front of the Church dedicated to Saint George, walking down the narrow streets and stairs to the lakefront.
Bars, restaurants and shops overlook the lake promenade before the footway on the lake, called the “walk of love” that takes us to the Ferry Terminal of Varenna.
If you have a whole day at your disposal we suggest you to visit Varenna’s churches and the beautiful Villa Monastero with its botanical gardens and museum house and the park of the adjacent Villa Cipressi.
Are you passionate about nature? Do not miss to visit the Ornithological Museum of Sciences Scanagatta.
Do you like hiking? You can reach the Castle of Vezio, overlooking the village of Varenna, and from here have a breathtaking views of Lake Como, Bellagio and also enjoy falconry shows.
Varenna will surely leave you emotions, images and you’ll love to come here again!
Discover and experience Varenna
Villa Monastero in Varenna hosts a marvelous botanic garden, full of exotic species and represents a real gem on Lake Lecco. Visit also its House-Museum.
Villa Cipressi in Varenna: cypresses-line, terraces rich of flowers and botanic species in its gardens. Hotel and conference center.
A gem of Romanesque in Varenna hosting frescoes dated back to the fourteenth-century: here you are the church of San Giovanni Battista.
The Church of St. Giorgio in Varenna is a rare example of three naves building dated back to the fourteenth century.
Castle of Vezio, residence of Queen Teodolinda during her last life years, stands out against Varenna and overlooks Lake Como dividing into tow branches.
Online tourist map of Varenna: villa Monastero and Villa Cipressi, the castle of Vezio, the love promenade, lake cruises, parking areas and much more.
Accommodation - Where to stay in Varenna
Varenna in videos
Discover Varenna with this video. Varenna is one of the most enchanting hamlet on Lake Como. Villa Monastero and Cipressi, its churches and lake promenade.
Enjoy this video about the Castle of Vezio in Perledo above Varenna. Stunning vbiews on lake Como and falconry performances.
Walking in Varenna on Lake Como from the romantic lake promenade to the narrow street of its ancient center to the ancient Roman square.