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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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                                                                                                      Absolutely blown away by apartment and views from every room

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      A surprise stay here for my wife, from meeting Marilena.who picked us up at station and gave us a little guided tour of the town in her car.Reccomending places to eat ect.To being shown around apartment, location of beach and of course the shortcut into town.which is a very nice walk,though no footpath in places.so be observant.there is a handy torch in apartment which is definitely needed when using shortcut at night.We were also given a mobile for local calls.which is great for taxis if required and keeping in touch with Marilena if required.There is a local bakery a fairly short walk from apartment using the shortcut.highly recommend trying the bread cheese and meats on offer here. I would not hesitate in recommending this apartment if visiting the area .the views alone will blow you away....magnificent. Marilena was the perfect host also.we will definitely stay here again on our next visit to Lake Como.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 29-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                      little italy im original

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                                                                                                      Ein kleines Idyll am Comer See! So wie man sich Italien vorstellt, wenn man keinen Rummel braucht und keineTouristen aus aller Herren Länder treffen möchte. Ein kleines beschauliches Dorf in den Bergen, kleine verwinkelte Gässchen und ein traumhafter Blick auf den See. Mit dem Auto ist alles bestens erreichbar (auch der Bus hält fast vor der Haustür) und für den täglichen Bedarf gibt es einen Supermarkt in wenigen Gehminuten. Der Vermieter hat alle Infos für Ausflüge, Bootstouren, Restaurants parat und ist sehr freundlich und zuvorkommend. In der Wohnung gibt es alles was man so braucht, es ist sauber und eher retro eingerichtet. Mir und meinem Sohn (15) hat es super gut gefallen und wir würden jederzeit wieder dort Urlaub machen. Danke Andrea :-)
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 03-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                      A Unique Property

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                                                                                                      The property is very unusual as it sits by a running stream .It was very comfortable and clean.The views from the living area were very good of Lake Como and the location is very quiet. It was adequately equipped for our stay and all appliances worked and there was always hot water available. The layout is compact but very comfortable.Bedding and towels were clean as was the accommodation on arrival It would not however suit anyone with mobility issues as there are steps up to the property and internally to the two levels. The front door opens to an entrance hall and stairs lead off.There is one bedroom with a double bed and a gallery level with two single beds a a bathroom with shower and a large wardrobe on the first floor.The lounge area and kitchen area are on the second up a further flight of stairs Lory was very helpful before our stay with information and available throughout our stay if needed.She met us at the train station and took us to the property.The station is above Fiumelatte with wide cobbled steps down to ground level if you have a lot of luggage it could be a difficult descent. The walk into Varenna from the property is mainly on a footpath alongside the main road .Just at the start is a small section without a footpath.We walk a lot at a steady pace it was around 15 to 20 minutes to Varenna and very very scenic.There is a small bakery and a restaurant at Fiumelatte.There is an off road route along the Greenway that goes behind the property and also a short cut if you were luggage free to Fiumelatte station. All in all it was a very good find we had a lovely stay and were able to explore the lake very easily from here.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016