I was extremely lucky to have secured a room in Hotel du Lac in Varenna (and not just any room - THE room right in the center of the building overlooking the lake). Despite the hefty price, it was well worth it for the experience. Staff was friendly and helpful, rooms were immaculately clean. Varenna is quiet but charming; the best place to stay in Lake Como. If you want some action, you can always take the ferry to other islands like Belaggio.
The hotel experience was fantastic from the get-go: we met a friendly Irish man on the train and he kindly accompanied us from the station to the street outside the hotel. Later that night, I saw him manning the front desk; talk about coincidence.
I highly recommend VARENNA MON AMOUR ristorante near the hotel; they have the best seafood pasta. The ingredients are so fresh, you can still taste the sea!
- Also Known As:
- Du Lac Varenna