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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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                                                                                                Beautiful apartment in a beautiful position.

                                                                                                5 of 5
                                                                                                The apartment was very well positioned overlooking Lake Maggiore. It was clean and fitted out to a good standard. A key-safe would have been useful rather than having to meet people on arrival and departure, especially when you're driving and have no idea when you might arrive! An ironing board and a fan would also be a good idea. A few basic staples on arrival would have been welcome e.g. milk, bread etc. Unlimited wi-fi would be much more useful than the limited one actually available. Overall, though, it was a very good place to stay - but don't expect anyone to speak any English in the vicinity.
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2016
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                Bella mountain retreat

                                                                                                5 of 5
                                                                                                We stayed for a week from 6-13 September 16. First impression was how clean and fresh smelling the apartment was, many thanks to Adriana. During our stay we visited some of the recommended places, including Bellinzona and Maccagno. We ate at the restaurant in the village, which was good, but also walked towards Agna to find the restaurant Smeraldo. It is about 1km away and can be accessed on foot, with care. Lunch was delicious. A few basic Italian words are helpful as this is in the heart of rural Italy, which suited us perfectly. We hope to return again for another trip.
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2016
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                The apartment was adequate but a little tired.

                                                                                                4 of 5
                                                                                                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