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Make a holiday rental home or apartment in Varese, Italy your home away from home

In the north-west of Lombardy and 55km north of Milan is the province of Varese, the capital of which is the city of the same name. It is the lakes and mountains that draw visitors to this area, with the idea of relaxing with a drink to an Alpine backdrop or trying their hand a range of winter sports too hard for many people resist. Consider a rustic holiday home or mountain-view apartment in Varese for your next vacation or short break.

Things to do in Varese, Italy

The province of Varese is split into 141 communes, meaning plenty of different towns and villages to explore. This also means plenty of variety for a holiday in Varese. Whether you prefer a relaxing beach holiday, a wine tasting tour, a boating break along the rivers of Varese, a winter sports holiday or a week of experiencing traditional Italian towns and villages, this region has something to offer.

Places to visit on holiday in Varese, Italy

Varese can be divided into four regions, of which the Lake Maggiore area has the most holiday rental accommodation. It is the eastern part of the lake that lies in Varese, with the northern end extending 13 kilometres into Switzerland. Many visitors to this region opt to stay in Maccagno Superiore, a peaceful town that perfectly sums up this serene area.

The glacial Lake Lugano sits between Lakes Como and Maggiore, and also attracts its fair share of visitors. Running alongside the lake are a number of traditional towns and villages, many of which are home to historic churches and monuments. This area also has some of the key tourist attractions in Varese, which mainly come in mountainous form.

Sesto Calende and Viggiu are two other destinations to consider. The former is a commercial and industrial centre that has tourist facilities, good restaurants and a 9th century Romanesque church, whilst the latter is smaller, quieter and ideally located in the heart of the region.

Weather in Varese, Italy

Lombardy is renowned for its continental climate, and Varese in no different. Expect summer temperatures to peak at around 28C during July and August, and December, January and February to be cold enough for snow fall and a full range of winter sports.

Travel to Varese, Italy

Milan Malpensa (MXP) is the nearest airport to the Varese province, and is approximately 60 kilometres away, depending on your choice of holiday location. Direct flights from the UK can be found in abundance, with easyJeta popular budget carrier for flights from theLondonarea. Linate Airport (LIN) is the other option to and from Milan.

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                                                                                      The apartment was adequate but a little tired.

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                                                                                      The apartment in Dumenza was adequate but a little tired, it would have benefited from a lick of paint and a little more attention to detail, eg the picture hanging was atrocious, there were no tea towels, dish cloths, hair dryer, iron or ironing board, although it does state in the advertisement that tea towels and dish cloth was not included I do feel that the above mentioned equipment are essential in any holiday let, we did purchase an ironing board which we left in the apartment for the new guests, unfortunately for them we took are iron home, we also purchased wine glasses as there were only two in the apartment, that said the housekeeper was very welcoming and friendly, and Dumenza itself is a lovely little village. The information sent with the booking from the owners was very useful, with lots of tips on places to visit and things to do, we did them all and a little more. Overall we thought it was good value for money and had a wonderful holiday in the Italian Lakes and enjoyed are stay in Dumenza. With a little bit of TLC and the essential equipment this apartment could be a little gem.
                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2016
                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                      Ideal location for exploring Maggiore and the Italian/Swiss pre-Alps

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                                                                                      Small but perfectly pleasant apartment ("Bijou"?) in good location in the hills close to the Swiss border. Ideal for exploring the less touristy parts of Lake Maggiore, the pre-Alps (such as Monte Lema and Monte Tamaro), or the Swiss canton of Ticino. Lugano is about a half-an-hour drive. Luino, five minutes away, has all the amenities you could want, including a 24-hour Carrefour and large Coop. There is a small supermarket a short walk from the flat for anything you forgot. The apartment is small, but big enough for us (mum, dad, and teenage son). Very nice to have alfresco evening meal on the terrace. The bathroom is clean and neat, and the kitchen has the basics. There's TV but no internet, but then you probably came on holiday to get away from all that :-)
                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2016
                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2016

                                                                                      Amazing location

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                                                                                      A very well equipped apartment, spacious with a beautiful large balcony. The views to the lake are amazing. Bettina was very friendly, and along with her daughter Samantha, gave us lots of information which made our stay easier.
                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2016
                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2016