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Stories and Tips Varenna

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Up the Mountain to Vezio Castle

Written by UK Flower Girl on 09 May, 2005

Sitting high above Varenna is the castle of Vezio. One would hardly know it is there, as it is almost impossible to see from Varenna. You can take the easy way and drive up to the castle, or you can be adventurous and…Read More


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Traghetto da Varenna a Menaggio

Written by UK Flower Girl on 09 May, 2005

As we were exploring Lago di Como, we decided to revisit Varenna, where we had stayed for a few days last October. We fell in love with this little village on the east coast of the lake and couldn’t resist another short afternoon visit. One…Read More


Don't Touch the Fruit!

Written by Colleen on 27 Sep, 2000

There are a few little shops in the town of Varenna. It is always fun, in the good weather to pick up some picnic supplies in town and enjoy a lunch in a scenic spot. Just a warning about shopping for fruit, don't touch it!…Read More


Getting There

Written by Colleen on 27 Sep, 2000

Fly to Milan, then take the bus (less than 30 minutes) to the central train station, there buy a train ticket to Varenna. Watch your bags while waiting for your train because Milan station does not have a good reputation. The train to Varenna will…Read More


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The Ferry

Written by Colleen on 27 Sep, 2000

You can take the ferry from Varenna to Bellagio (for the shopper), Cadenabbia and Mennaggio (8 miles from Switzerland). The ferry ride alone is very scenic and relaxing. Check at your hotel for a detailed schedule.…Read More


Castle of Vezio

Written by Colleen on 27 Sep, 2000

Take a walk (approx. 3 miles uphill) up to Castle of Vezio. This castle dates back to the 14th century and has underground passages you can visit. This is a great place to get a view of the town of Varenna and the Swiss Alps.…Read More


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