1. Exquisite location on Lake Como
This sunny position is facing south and it offers a breathtaking panorama with views of the most beautiful sections of Lake Como with Bellagio in front and Menaggio to the right.
2. Medieval center
Varenna is one of the best preserved medieval centers of the entire lake area, with its charming, narrow streets and historic churches. The Church of San Giovanni Battista is one of the oldest in the region and it is worth a visit.
3. Lovers’ walk (passerella)
From Varenna’s Pier, the picturesque and romantic Passeggiata degli Innamorati runs all along the edge of the lake leading to the historic center, where you can enjoy the ancient beauty.
4. Castello di Vezio
The beautiful fortress offers a unique panorama over Varenna and the lake area. It was built when the Romans wanted to consolidate their control over the eastern shore of the Lake to conquer Europe.
5. Villa Monastero
With an amazing and unique architecure, Villa Monastero was once a Cistercian female convent, but now is the home of an important international center for cultural studies.
6. Villa Cipressi
This 16th century villa with terraced, botanical garden descending towards the lake, offers some of the most scenic views over both the branches of Lake Como.
7. Luigi Scannagatta Ornithological museum
In this interesting museum you will have the chance to admire a rare collection of non-migratory birds and ample documentation, that you will definitely going to love.
8. Hamlet of Fiumelatte
The hamlet of Fiumelatte with its Fiumelatte river is the shortest river in Italy which is only 250m long and only flows for 6 months of the year and it is definitely worth a visit.
9. Lake festival
In July there there is a traditional Festival that takes place to the Lake with a grand Fireworks’ Artifice. It is the reenactment of the famous battle of Island Comacina, which occurred in 1169 and it is certainly a unique and amazing experience to live.
10. Lakeside promenade in the old borgo
Varenna lakeside promenade in the old borgo. The lakeside promenade in the center of the old borgo of Varenna is filled with amazing restaurants, bars and truly wonderful boutiques to enjoy yourself.