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Make a holiday rental home or villa in Varenna, Italy your home away from home

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.

Things to do in Varenna, 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.

Places to visit on holiday in Varenna, Italy

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.

Weather in Varenna, Italy

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.

Travel to Varenna, Italy

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.

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Clean and spacious, with great views and location.

5 of 5
We stayed here over the winter holidays with a group of 5. Upon getting to property, we were pleased with how easy it was to park in the covered garage. We only had one car, but there could be room in the garage for two smaller cars, and there is also parking available off-street right outside the property. When we got into the house there was a small gift waiting for us with Prosecco (score!) so we could celebrate after our long day of travel. I was pleased that the house was very clean and organized upon our arrival as well. The home is quite large compared to others we looked at, and with our group of five we never felt like we were in each other’s ways. All of the rooms have gorgeous views of the lake; I especially love that it is north-facing so we get to see the Alps in the background. The kitchen was easy to cook/clean in, with a gas stove and oven, large refrigerator, and dishwasher. There is also a washer/dryer on the downstairs floor, which we used once and was easy to figure out. It got fairly cold outside during our stay, so I was afraid that the house might get cold and uncomfortable. I was delighted though with how well the radiators were able to heat the rooms, nobody felt too cold the whole time we were there (not even in the loft!). Being the winter, I didn’t expect too much to be open in town since Lake Como is fairly tourist driven. However, while there were a few businesses closed for winter, it seemed like most of Argegno was still open. There are lots of locals who live in the area, so restaurants still fill up in the evenings (although we never had trouble getting a table). I highly recommend Bistro Argegno if you’re looking for a good place to get a drink/appetizers. Café Columbo is also great, and is the go-to place for bicyclists during the day and locals in the evenings. Both of these restaurants, as well as the rest of downtown Argegno, are only a 5-minute walk from the property. We also traveled to some nearby towns. Como is not far away (20ish minute drive), and is where we got most of our groceries (at a store called Bennet). The ferry has limited hours over the winter but we did take it once to Menaggio which was lovely. If you’re feeling more adventurous, you can drive 2 hours to Tirano and take the train into Switzerland. The trip is gorgeous, but is definitely an all-day event. Overall our stay at Bella Vista sul Lago was amazing, and I cannot wait to stay here again in the summer months!
  • Review Submitted: Jan 03, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2017

A wonderful apartment in a beautiful, vibrant town

5 of 5
I would highly recommend visiting Como and if doing so rent this apartment. The location is ideal, easy to find and has dedicated parking (somewhat of a challenge in Como). The apartment itself is of a very high standard, beyond what you would expect for a vacation let. Equally as comfortable and stylish inside and out the long terrace is a real treat with views over the mountains. An short walk into the old town with around 5 mins more taking you to the lake. Andrea is a very generous host ensuring that you have everything you need both before and during your stay. Can't recommend this enough.
  • Review Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2017