Varenna is a beautifully colourful village on the shores of Lake Como in Lombardy, where romance blossoms and peace abounds. Fantastically well connected to the other towns and villages that surround Lake Como, by rail, ferry and road, a holiday rental villa in Varenna is the perfect base for exploration of the whole of Lake Como, Italy.
When you take a self catering Varenna villa, you can be as active or as passive as you like. Simply getting away from it all, soaking up the sun on one of the pristine little beaches, eating amazingly leisurely lunches accompanied by the finest wines and enjoying the impossibly romantic setting is a sublime way to use your Varenna accommodation, but for anyone looking to enjoy a little more activity, there is plenty to enjoy too. Life is a wonderfully slow experience in Varenna, and even restaurants have been known to shut for lunch! If it is real peace and quiet you are looking for, look no further than a self catering villa in Varenna, Italy.
Varenna has a history that dates back many thousands of years, and the stunning villas that line the main square, the Albergo Royal Victoria, are testament to the village’s wealthy past. There are a number of grandiose historical villas in Varenna, information on which are available from the Varenna tourist information offices. The old ferry that serves Varenna is a wonderful way to extend your sightseeing trips of Lake Como, and missing the ferry is never a disaster, there are always plenty of things to explore, and plenty of cafes in which to sip a latte in the sun.
Anyone wishing to burn off a few of the calories undoubtedly taken on over lunch have a great range of options too. There are endless walks to be enjoyed all around the lake, although the hills are fairly steep in places. The higher you walk though, the more magnificent the views and the cooler the air, so the rewards make the effort well worth it. The lake itself is a great sporting facility too, and whether you are interested in a refreshing swim, a day sailing or a great fishing expedition, a self catering Varenna villa is an ideal option.
Bellagio is regularly cited as the ‘jewel of Lake Como’, due to its sensational views and huge, elaborate gardens. Bellagio is an excellent place to visit for a long lunch in one of their waterside restaurants.
The weather from March until late September is a delight in Varenna. Daily temperatures can be expected to soar into the 30’s (˚C) during this period, and the evenings are wonderfully balmy, perfect for those endless diners outside on the balcony of your Varenna villa, watching as the setting sun casts long shadows over the still waters of Lake Como.
A holiday rental in Varenna is easy to reach from the UK. Ryanair provide direct flights to Bergamo Airport (BGY) and Milan Malpensa (MXP). There are regular flights arriving into both airports, and from there, you can either drive or take a train to Como.