Until there is Varenna will exist Love
Varenna is a fishing village which dates from the eleventh century, is a jewel amongst the most important tourist destinations on Lake Como. It is one of the best preserved medieval centers of the entire lake area, with its charming, steep cobblestone streets, porticos and historic churches. The Church of San Giovanni Battista is one of the oldest in the Lario region, while church of San Giorgio was built over an ancient temple. Varenna has kept it’s noble and characteristic flair and strolling through it’s alleyways you can catch glimpses of breathtaking views; the steep winding alleys are lined with charming homes, flowering balconies and lace-curtained windows. Its sunny position facing south offers a stunning panorama over one of the most beautiful sections of Lake Como with Bellagio in front and Menaggio to the right.
Placed like a sentinel in the mid-section of Lake Como, at the
intersection of the three branches of the lake, Varenna forms an
excellent home base to visit the triangle area formed by Bellagio, Menaggio, and Cadenabbia/Tremezzo or to explore on foot the mountains. From Varenna’s ferry station, the scenic and romantic Lovers’ walk runs along the edge of the lake leading to the historic center. The lakeside promenade in the center of the old borgo of Varenna is lined with restaurants, bars and delightful boutiques. Varenna is the perfect place for those who wish to relax, take romantic walks and be inspired by it’s beauty. As soon as you get here, you slow down and breathe more deeply. Varenna is the place to get away from it all, but also be in touch with the rest of the Lake. For the romantics, the historians or for those who love peace, tranquillity and a history that goes back thousands of years this is the place.