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Varenna
Varenna is a slow-paced destination—most visitors come here to relax by the lake. But even if "Working on my tan" is the #1 thing on your itinerary, take some time to explore the area. There’s the Castello di Vizio, a medieval fortress surrounded by an olive grove. And you’ll want to view the old, tiered gardens at the Villa Cipressi—they stretch all the way down to the water. Finally, visit the source of the Fiumelatte, a peculiar river—it’s only 250 m long and disappears from October to March.

All things to do » Things to do

Villa Monastero
Villa Monastero
Attraction type: Architectural Buildings
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Giardini Botanici  - Hotel Villa Cipressi
Giardini Botanici - Hotel Villa Cipressi
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Sentiero del Viandante
Sentiero del Viandante
Attraction type: Trails
Civic Museum of Ornithology and Natural Sciences
Civic Museum of Ornithology and Natural Sciences
Attraction type: Museums

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Villa Balbianello
Villa Balbianello(Lenno)
Owner description: Built in the late 16th century and only reached by boat from Sala Comacina, this magnificent villa is known for its picturesque gardens, which exclusively feature flowers and... more Owner description: Built in the late 16th century and only reached by boat from Sala Comacina, this magnificent villa is known for its picturesque gardens, which exclusively feature flowers and trees the colors of the Italian flag: green, white and red. less
Attraction type: Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites; Gardens; Castles
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Ristorante La Vista
Ristorante La Vista
Ranked #1 of 29 restaurants in Varenna
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Il Cavatappi
Il Cavatappi
Ranked #2 of 29 restaurants in Varenna
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Osteria Quatro Pass
Osteria Quatro Pass
Ranked #3 of 29 restaurants in Varenna
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Varenna Caffe'
Varenna Caffe'
Ranked #4 of 29 restaurants in Varenna
Cuisines: Bistro
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Borgovino
Borgovino
Ranked #5 of 29 restaurants in Varenna
Price: $11 - $28
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Villa Elena
Villa Elena
$47 - $61 (EUR 35 - 45)

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Hotel Il Nibbio
2.0 of 5
Hotel Il Nibbio
$64 - $114
Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Magreglio
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Albergo Il Vapore
Albergo Il Vapore
$80 - $97 (EUR 59 - 72)
Ranked #5 of 10 hotels in Menaggio
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Agriturismo Castello di Vezio
Agriturismo Castello di Vezio
$94 - $189 (EUR 70 - 140)
Hotel du Lac
Hotel du Lac
$125
Ranked #1 of 6 hotels in Varenna
B&B Il Bolentino
B&B Il Bolentino
$103 - $111 (EUR 76 - 82)
Ranked #3 of 10 Varenna B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Royal Victoria
4.0 of 5
Royal Victoria
$269 - $489 (EUR 199 - 362)
Ranked #4 of 6 hotels in Varenna
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Albergo Lenno
4.0 of 5
Albergo Lenno
$155 - $243
Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Lenno
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Grand Hotel Tremezzo
5.0 of 5
Grand Hotel Tremezzo
$549 - $3,119 (EUR 407 - 2,311)
Ranked #3 of 8 hotels in Tremezzo
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