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Video 8K Lake Como Don’t Miss this town: Colorful Varenna Lake Como Italy. Lake Como is known internationally, and every year many tourists include Lake Como in their tours.

Lake Como is quite vast, and it is good to choose the right places to visit. Bellagio is one of the most famous locations on Lake Como, but another town is not to be missed.

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Video 8K Lake Como Don’t Miss this town: Colorful Varenna Lake Como Italy

Parts Of the Video

  • 00:00 TRAILER
  • 00:13 Departure from the “Imbarcadero”
  • 01:19 From Varenna to Bellagio
  • 02:33 Varenna seen from the lake
  • 03:33 Walk of Lovers
  • 04:14 Villa Monastero
  • 05:20 Varenna at the sunset
  • 05:46 Vezio Castle
  • 06:39 Can you hear the bells of the bell tower?
  • 06:53 Ancient port of Varenna
  • 07:10 Walk of Lovers Varenna
  • 07:41 Greetings
  • 07:54 Suggested Videos

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Hi, We’re in the colorful Varenna in Lake Como Italy We’re on board of the boat called in Italian “battello” in front of the “Imbarcadero” which is the typical Italian boat terminal you can find in lake towns. In this way, we can admire Varenna from the lake.

The destination of the boat we are on board right now is Bellagio, another beautiful town on Lake Como. In fact, from Varenna, you can reach Bellagio by boat in only about 15 minutes.

Now let’s go back to Varenna to pick up where we left off. In front of us is the “Imbarcadero” area; on the right of the imbarcadero, we see the central part of Varenna with its colorful houses, ancient port, and bell tower.

The “imbarcadero” and ancient port are connected by a pedestrian path over the lake, also known as the “Walk of Lovers”: a beautiful panoramic pedestrian path overlooking the lake.

If you look further to the right you can see a villa surrounded by greenery. That is a villa you can visit; it’s Villa Monastero: a villa museum with a long and interesting history.

The visit to Villa Monastero includes visiting its long and beautiful botanical garden, which overlooks the lake. A nice walk along the lake in a beautiful garden.

Returning from Bellagio, we see Varenna even better, as it is right in front of us. The light and colors are slightly changed because we are now close to sunset. You can see that Varenna is between the lake and a promontory.

If you look attentively, you can see right on top of this promontory part of the castle of Varenna: Vezio Castle. Vezio Castle is a castle of middle age origin. You can admire Lake Como’s marvelous panorama from the castle tower. Vezio Castle is another thing you can visit in Varenna, but before visiting it check the opening times and periods. (see https://www.castellodivezio.it/EN/home-en.html)

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TOP 10 Italy Lake Como Bellagio things to do

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Italy Lake Como Bellagio things to do – What to do and visit in Bellagio? Here our list:

  1. I Giardini di Villa Melzi
  2. Lungolago Europa
  3. Salita Serbelloni
  4. Villa Serbelloni park and Bellagio castle ruins
  5. Punta Spartivento
  6. Defensive medieval Tower
  7. Piazza Mazzini
  8. San Giacomo church
  9. Salita Antonio Mella
  10. Salita Genazzini

Let’s see some of these places together.

Video Bellagio Lake Como in winter

Bellagio Lake Como in winter

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The lakefront of Bellagio is gorgeous as it is wide, tidy and offers beautiful views of the Bellagio profile. Walking along the lakefront towards the center of Bellagio, you can admire some beautiful views.

The colorful buildings that overlook the lake in the center of Bellagio, the swans that move elegantly on the lake, and the comings and goings of the boats are the predominant elements of these scenarios.

Walking along the lakefront of Bellagio, we must take the time to enjoy these views to enjoy them to the fullest.

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Salita Serbelloni

The Salita Serbelloni is maybe the most famous Bellagio street because you always see it in the social. It’s a very instagrammable place. This street is always cute as a wide staircase forms it, it is full of colorful little shops and characteristic corners, but I think autumn is the best period to see it.

However, this steer is cute to see and has particular historical importance. The inhabitants of Bellagio still call it “The Moat” today because, in the Middle Age period, a moat was used to defend the village.

Furthermore, the wall on the right, if we see the Salita Serbelloni with Via Garibaldi behind us, was part of the medieval defensive system of Bellagio, with three entrances or city gates towards the village.

Where were the 3 city gates to the village of Bellagio in the Middle Ages?

  1. One of the city gates was located right at the top of Salita Serbelloni, where there was also a drawbridge.
  2. One on the side of the lake, still highlighted today by the passage under the small porch.
  3. One near the current bell tower.

Villa Serbelloni park and Bellagio castle ruins

The visit to the Park of Villa Serbelloni can only be done through guided tours.

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Italy Lake Como Bellagio things to do. Visit Villa Serbelloni and Bellagio Castle ruins

Usually the visit to this park is possible from mid-March to October. However the opening hours you can refer to the following site: Park of Villa Serbelloni.

Defensive medieval Tower

The medieval defense tower stands out in Piazza Della Chiesa in the historical center of Bellagio. It is an 11th-century tower that you can see outside for free and now houses the tourist office.

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Bellagio free things to do See the Defensive Medieval Tower

The Medieval Defense Tower is the only part of Bellagio’s ancient medieval defense system that has survived to this day. Where is it? Here is the map:

Bellagio Beaches

Bellagio public beach

Public beach with free access. However, the beach also has deck chairs and umbrellas for hire.

Beach in Pescallo

Small and quiet beach in Pescallo, located on the opposite side of the lakefront of Bellagio.

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Top 10 Things to do in Varenna Lake Como Italy. Varenna is a very characteristic town on Lake Como and although it is not very large, it offers tourists many things to visit and do, such as a visit to the Villa Monastero or the Vezio Castle.

Varenna is also an excellent place for those who want to take a walk on the lake, as the walkway over the lake, although not very long, offers the possibility of taking a nice panoramic walk.

But what perhaps most fascinates me about Varenna is its profile of colorful houses dominated first by the promontory and then just behind by the mountains. The best way to see this beautiful image is to take the boat. In fact, from the boat, you can genuinely fully appreciate the beauty of Varenna.

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Parts of the video

  • 00:00 TRAILER
  • 00:13 Departure from the “Imbarcadero”
  • 01:19 From Varenna to Bellagio
  • 02:33 Varenna seen from the lake
  • 03:33 Walk of Lovers
  • 04:14 Villa Monastero
  • 05:20 Varenna at the sunset
  • 05:46 Vezio Castle
  • 06:39 Can you hear the bells of the bell tower?
  • 06:53 Ancient port of Varenna
  • 07:10 Walk of Lovers Varenna
  • 07:41 Greetings
  • 07:54 Suggested Videos

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Hi, We’re in the colorful Varenna in Lake Como Italy We’re on board of the boat called in Italian “battello” in front of the “Imbarcadero” which is the typical Italian boat terminal you can find in lake towns. In this way, we can admire Varenna from the lake.

The destination of the boat we are on board right now is Bellagio, another beautiful town on Lake Como. In fact, from Varenna, you can reach Bellagio by boat in only about 15 minutes. Now let’s go back to Varenna to pick up where we left off.

In front of us is the “Imbarcadero” area; on the right of the imbarcadero, we see the central part of Varenna with its colorful houses, ancient port, and bell tower.

The “imbarcadero” and ancient port are connected by a pedestrian path over the lake, also known as the “Walk of Lovers”: a beautiful panoramic pedestrian path overlooking the lake.

If you look further to the right you can see a villa surrounded by greenery. That is a villa you can visit; it’s Villa Monastero: a villa museum with a long and interesting history. The visit to Villa Monastero includes visiting its long and beautiful botanical garden, which overlooks the lake. A nice walk along the lake in a beautiful garden.

Returning from Bellagio, we see Varenna even better, as it is right in front of us. The light and colors are slightly changed because we are now close to sunset. You can see that Varenna is between the lake and a promontory.

If you look attentively, you can see right on top of this promontory part of the castle of Varenna: Vezio Castle. Vezio Castle is a castle of middle age origin. You can admire Lake Como’s marvelous panorama from the castle tower. Vezio Castle is another thing you can visit in Varenna, but before visiting it check the opening times and periods.

Top Things to do in Varenna

In the previous video, we saw some beautiful things to do in Varenna. Now let’s list our Top 10 of the best things to do and see in Varenna.

  1. The pedestrian path over the lake
  2. Castello di Vezio
  3. Villa Monastero
  4. Beach
  5. The ancient port of Varenna
  6. Piazza San Giorgio
  7. Vie del Centro
  8. Tourist marina
  9. Sentiero del Viandante (from Varenna): hiking trail
  10. Baluardo di Varenna
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Map Varenna Things to do in Varenna Lake Como Italy 1

The pedestrian path over the lake

The pedestrian path over the lake, also known as the “Walk of Lovers” is a beautiful panoramic pedestrian path overlooking the lake. It is located between the marina and the ancient port of Varenna.

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Il Castello di Vezio or The Castle of Vezio

The Castle of Vezio is a castle of medieval origin which, in the past, was connected to the village of Varenna by two long arms of walls that encircled it up to the lake. These walls protected the town and its inhabitants during the frequent wars and looting that shook this territory throughout the Middle Ages.

The Castle is undoubtedly fascinating from a historical and architectural point of view but also simply because it’s panoramic. In fact, from the castle tower, you can admire a marvelous 360-degree panorama of Lake Como.

Before visiting the castle, check the opening days and times on the website: https://www.castellodivezio.it/EN/home-en.html.

Villa Monastero

Villa Monastero is a house museum with over eight centuries of history. Villa Monastero also has a beautiful botanical garden of 2 km of the park directly overlooking the lake.

Website: http://www.villamonastero.eu/index.php/en/

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Ancient Port of Varenna

The ancient port of Varenna is a typical Italian lake port but it is very lovely to see as it is slightly separated from the rest of Varenna and looks like a small world apart.

If you walk along the Walk of Lovers starting from the “imbarcadero” or landing stage, at a certain point you can see a group of colored houses overlooking the lake and as you get closer, you can clearly distinguish the ancient port of Varenna.

Piazza San Giorgio

San Giorgio Square and Church.

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Vie del Centro

Characteristic and panoramic streets in the center of the town.

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Things to do in Varenna Lake Como Italy characteristic streets in the center of the town

Imbarcadero

Imbarcadero: Landing stage or marina

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Sentiero del Viandante

Consider the Varenna cemetery as a starting point and reference point. You can then start from the Varenna cemetery and take the panoramic path.

The path goes into the woods and is also composed of pebbles and steps, so wear comfortable shoes; good to walk along the paths.

Baluardo di Varenna

Scenic spot from which you can see Lake Como and Varenna.

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Top 10 things to do in Lake Como Baluardo di Varenna

The view is very beautiful to get there, you have to take a hike through a short detour from the Sentiero del Viandante.

Things to do in near Varenna

Bellagio

Bellagio is one of the most famous locations on Lake Como. You can get to Bellagio in just 15 minutes from Varenna by boat. So why not take advantage of it? What the things to do in Bellagio? To find it out, go to the post: Italy Lake Como Bellagio things to do.

You can check the boat times on the following page: https://www.navigazionelaghi.it/

Menaggio

Boats also leave for Menaggio from the Varenna “imbarcadero” or landing stage. In about 15 minutes, you can get to Menaggio by boat from Varenna.

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How to get to Varenna?

You can go to Varenna by car or even by train. From Milan, some trains arrive directly in Varenna.

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You can also reach Varenna by boat from Menaggio, Bellagio, and Cadenabba.

Varenna where to park the car?

If you arrive from Lecco, you can park in Viale Giovanni Polvani, where you will find free parking spaces without a limited time disc. These car parks are also located within walking distance of the center and therefore are quite comfortable.

If you do not find space in the free car parks, then opt for the garage, which is located just ahead and closer to the center, always on the same street. Here is its location on the maps:

Parking prices are available on the website: https://www.parkvarenna.it/tariffe.

Milan to Varenna

You can go from Milan to Varenna by train, it takes about 1 hour but there are also direct trains so in this way you don’t need to change the train.

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train Milan to Varenna Lake Como Italy

You can buy the ticket at the following website: https://www.trenitalia.com/en.html

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How much time do you need in Varenna?

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It is up to what you want to visit because Varenna is a small town but there is a lot to see. In addition to the lakefront and the historical center, you can also visit Villa Monastero and Vezio Castle. To visit all these things you need at least one day. If you want to do a walk-in Varenna without visiting the Villa and Castle, a couple of hours are enough.

Is Varenna worth visiting?

Lake Como Italy Is Varenna worth visiting

Yes, Varenna is worth visiting because it is a very characteristic town on Lake Como, and although it is not very large, it offers tourists many things to visit and do, such as a visit to the Villa Monastero or the Vezio Castle. Very beautiful is also Varenna profile, formed by colorful houses dominated first by the promontory and then just behind by the mountains.

What are the top attractions to visit in Varenna?

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The top 3 attractions to visit in Varenna are: the ” Walk of Lovers”, which is a pedestrian path over the lake, the Vezio Castle that is a middle age castle placed at the top of the promontory of Varenna, and Villa Monastero with its 2 km of beautiful botanical garden directly overlooking the lake. You can also take the boat from Varenna and in only 15 minutes you get to Bellagio.

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Top 10 things to do in Lake Como

Here is our list of the most beautiful things to do and interesting places to see on Lake Como.

  1. Bellagio
  2. Villa del Balbianello (Star Wars Villa)
  3. Varenna
  4. Bellano: Orrido di Bellano e Ca’ del Diavol
  5. Orrido di Nesso
  6. Belvedere Macallè
  7. Como
  8. Villa Carlotta
  9. Big Bench or Panchina Gigante #166
  10. Lecco

Let’s now go to see some of these places better together.

Bellagio

Bellagio is one of the most famous and popular locations on Lake Como. If you look at the map, you can immediately grasp its peculiarity.

In fact, Lake Como, despite being a single lake at the bottom, is divided into 2 branches which then rejoin towards its middle. The two branches of Lake Como are the Lecco branch, on the right which ends with the city of Lecco on its tip, and the Como branch on the left which ends with the city of Como, also located on its final tip.

Bellagio is located right at the point of reunion of these 2 branches, in the internal tip extending towards the lake.

Bellagio has a beautiful lakeside promenade; even the center of Bellagio, with its narrow streets, is waiting to be discovered.

What to do in Bellagio? To learn more about the topic, go to the following post: Italy Lake Como Bellagio things to do.

Varenna

Varenna is a very characteristic town on Lake Como and although it is not very large, it offers tourists many things to visit and do, such as a visit to the Villa Monastero or the Vezio Castle.

Varenna is also an excellent place for those who want to take a walk on the lake, as the walkway over the lake, although not very long, offers the possibility of taking a nice panoramic walk.

But what perhaps most fascinates me about Varenna is its profile of colorful houses dominated first by the promontory and then just behind by the mountains. The best way to see this beautiful image is to take the boat. In fact, from the boat, you can genuinely fully appreciate the beauty of Varenna.

Top 10 Things to do in Varenna Lake Como Italy
Top 10 Things to do in Varenna Lake Como Italy

What are the things to do in Varenna? To learn more about the topic, go to the following post: Top 10 Things to do in Varenna Lake Como Italy

Lake Como what to do in a day?

Lake Como what to do in a day and what to see in one day? Here are some ideas of itineraries and places that you can see on Lake Como in one day. These places and itineraries have been chosen on the basis of their proximity to each other and also based on the possibility of moving easily and quickly from one place to another by car, boat, or other public transport.

  • Varenna (Walkway over the lake + Castello di Vezio) and then by boat to Bellagio.
  • Varenna (Walkway over the lake + Villa Monastero) and then by car to the Orrido di Bellano and Ca ‘del Diavol
  • Bellagio and then by car to the Nesso ravine
  • Villa del Balbianello and then by car and boat from Griante to Bellagio

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Bellagio Italy Lake Como Winter. In a beautiful day we have visited Bellagio Lake Como. It’s still winter but the shining sun helps us to enjoy the day. Many hotels are closed but the restaurants are opened and we can really enjoy the food (see the pictures at italian food lake como bellagio). To see better Bellagio Lake Como in winter we take the boat.

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