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!
Welcome to Varenna!
Discover and experience Varenna
Let’s discover central lake Como beauties, moving among Varenna and the castle of Vezio, Bellagio, Tremezzo with Villa Carlotta and a bit of lake Lugano.
Arrivi a Varenna in auto e non sai dove parcheggiare? Ecco i parcheggi liberi o pagamento nel piccolo borgo affacciato sul lago di Como.
Varenna Lake Como: tourism in the enchanting fishermen village. Get a stroll on the love promenade, visit its villas and the Castle of Vezio.
Varenna things to do and see. Villa Monastero, churches, the love promenade, the castle of Vezio and the wayfarer’s trail and much more to discover.
Bau Bau beach Malpensata in Olivedo of Varenna is the unique beach for dogs on lake Como. Easy to get with parking areas.
Enjoy this video about the Castle of Vezio in Perledo above Varenna. Stunning vbiews on lake Como and falconry performances.
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.
path divided into 4 stages
Difference in altitude: 410 m
Difficulty level: E
Distance: 52,3 Km