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Lake Como: Varenna, Italy

Surrounded by mountains, sprinkled with pretty little lakeside villages, Lake Como or as the locals call it, Lago Di Como is simply spectacular. Then again, it is Italy after all! 

Varenna, one the little villages on Lake Como, is romantic. This charming lakeside fishing village has a characteristic flair that can only be appreciated and experienced when meandering through the winding cobblestone alleyways to appreciate the ornate architecture as the sunlight catches your eye dancing upon the lake as you wander through passing by.

A  70 minute drive from Milano, Varenna is something special.  Watching the sunset that evening, the golden light danced off the lake which sparkled like diamonds and brought out the primary colours of the homes on the pier. What a sight! It was as if the whole village was still, so peaceful. Fishermen sat on shore as boats lightly bobbed to the lakes smooth rhythm.

Fill your days with wining and dining, swimming and sun baking, reading and relaxing, jet skiing and paddle boarding and exploring the beautiful surroundings of Varenna and Lake Como.

Charter a boat to village hop as you stop to explore and indulge in italian cuisine. Alternatively, there is a regular ferry to get across to Bellagio. Dine at the renowned Aperitivo Et Al which lives up to the rave reviews – Delicious dining in a picturesque outdoor setting.


Enjoy an unforgettable dinner at Al Prato Restaurant. Authentic, delicious traditional food, handmade pasta, flavourful, hearty and served up with true Italian hospitality. You cannot miss this place as you wander through the village. Make sure you book as they are fully booked most nights in the summer. You can book on the day for lunch and dinner to secure your spot!

See the beauty of Bellagio and dine at Aperitivo Et Al


Explore Varenna, simply stroll through the cobble-stoned lakeside village

Enjoy gelato on the ‘gelato steps’ in Varenna

Hire a boat and explore Bellagio and the many other lakeside villages


​​​Varenna – Albergo Eremo Gaudio (Great service and by far the most incredible view and terrace in Varenna)

Lezzeno – Hotel Villa Aurora (Beautiful little hotel, delicious breakfast spread each morning, stunning decor, location and delicious restaurant at your doorstep for lunch and dinner).


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