Destination guide

Take in the lakeside beauty of Varenna

Enjoy the museums and other features of Varenna. This city is walkable and welcoming, recognised for its lake, cafes and sightseeing. Villa Melzi and Villa Carlotta are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or trip with friends, holiday rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Activities and attractions in Varenna

Are you looking for attractions to visit in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that Varenna has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Menaggio Beach (2.3 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Menaggio and Cadenabbia Golf Club (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Jungle Raider Park (5.9 mi / 9.5 km)
  • Pigra Cable Car (8.3 mi / 13.4 km)
  • Argegno Cable Car to Pigra (8.5 mi / 13.7 km)
  • Barzio - Bobbio Cable Car (9.5 mi / 15.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Varenna

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Varenna is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • La Punta Spartivento (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Villa Serbelloni (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Menaggio Beach (2.3 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Bellano Ravine (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
  • Villa Melzi Gardens (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • Grigna Settentrionale Regional Park (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Varenna

The nearest airport is in Lugano (LUG-Agno), located 18.1 mi (29.1 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Bergamo (BGY-Orio Al Serio), which is 31.1 mi (50.1 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, the main station is Fiumelatte Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around Varenna?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,616 holiday lettings around Varenna. From 1,731 flats & apartments to 450 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Varenna? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Varenna. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Villa Monastero: 3,549 holiday lettings
  • Castello di Vezio: 3,536 holiday lettings
  • San Giovanni Battista Church: 3,467 holiday lettings
  • Civic Museum of Ornithology and Natural Sciences: 3,551 holiday lettings
  • Bellagio Port: 3,572 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Varenna listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Flats in Varenna?

Yes, of course. offers 1,731 Flats in Varenna. Our other popular types of Varenna holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 450 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 327 self catering accommodations
  • Chalets: 33 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Varenna?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 777 holiday homes with pool available in Varenna. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.