Our hostess, Lora, owns, operates and presides over Hotel Olivedo which is just steps away from the ferry in Varenna, Italy. Lora - and this may not be the correct spelling of her name - anticipates needs, gives great travel advice and creates delicious and varied menus. She is a one-woman tour-de-force.
The Hotel has a large dining room. Being November, we were sometimes the only customers. It still seemed friendly and when other mostly American guests joined us, it was fun to compare notes about what to see and do.
Our corner room had breathtaking views to Lake Como and the Italian Alps on one side and the hills adjacent to the hotel on the other. The town is small and quiet so being right in front of the ferry and the lake was not noisy ~ just relaxing and beautiful. We could walk from the train station to and from the hotel with our luggage.
We stayed four nights and visited the ancient walled city of Bergamo, took the ferry to Menaggio and Bellagio, bussed to Lugano (Switzerland) through the alps, and visited the new rowing club in Lecco. It was always a pleasure returning to Varenna and Lora's greeting.
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- Little charming hotel on the edge of Lake Como. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Olivedo Hotel Varenna