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Varenna, Italy
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed July 27, 2013

If you are looking for something more energetic to do, and a chance to take in the natural beauty of Lake Como, I can highly recommend you seeking out the old mule track on the eastern shore of Lake Como, which dates back to Roman...More

39  Thank kpiddy
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Reviewed August 10, 2018

This walk starts in Varenna near the Banca Populare and takes you to the village of Vezio and then the Castello di Vezio, both worth a visit. This is a strenuous climb and not for people with health issues. At the top the views and...More

3  Thank Timmide
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All reviews great hike olive groves steep climb tourist office caught the train return train stone walls birds of prey worth the effort hiking trail farm houses wear good hiking shoes views are fantastic changing scenery lovely walk castle ruins train station
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a steep and uneven path leading to a castle high above Varenna. Once you get to the entrance and walk up toward the castle you will have stunning views of Lake Como and Varenna will be directly below. One of the greatest surprises...More

1  Thank Linda H
Reviewed September 25, 2018

I love walking and am always up for a challenge! The initial part of this walk certainly challenged me! Found it tricky to find the right path and for the first 40 minutes the walk was steep! The reward was beautiful views of Lake Como...More

Thank Julie L
Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

Loved this walk, the views are fantastic. Would only recommend for those with a good general level of fitness as there are a few steep hills and the path is a bit uneven. If starting in Varenna you initially need to follow the signs up...More

1  Thank Babybird85
Reviewed August 10, 2018

This walk starts in Varenna near the Banca Populare and takes you to the village of Vezio and then the Castello di Vezio, both worth a visit. This is a strenuous climb and not for people with health issues. At the top the views and...More

3  Thank Timmide
Reviewed August 5, 2018

Very nice hike from Varenna to Bellano on the Sentiero del Viandante. Had a little difficulty finding where to connect to it from Varenna and ended up walking along a road a while but once we found the trail signage was good. Great to be...More

Thank runaring
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

We decided to walk from Bonzeno where we were staying to Varenna. We picked up the trail after following a path from Chiesa San Andrea in Bonzeno until we met the Sentiero del Viandante. We walked about two thirds of the way to Vezio. The...More

Thank sarahm324
Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

Had fun along the road. Nice views but a rather hot day for a walk. Would prefer doing it on a cooler day

Thank Tsahi_LeventLevi
Reviewed May 22, 2018

Great way to spend the day, hiking along deserted paths once used as the only way to get to villages. Essentially old donkey trails. We walked from Varenna to Bellano, visiting il Castello Di Vezio on the way. The track Is about 6 km long...More

11  Thank Ernesto M
Reviewed May 20, 2018

Great walk up to Castello di Vezio along the steep trail. The trail is easy to follow and well marked up to the village of Vezio and the castle. The castle and village are well worth a visit.

2  Thank lirwin13
Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

This is a good and pleasant walk up the hill to the Vezio castle ruins overlooking Varenna. We had no trouble at all with signage but do warn that the path up from Varenna is steep. There are no benches until you reach the small...More

6  Thank Beverly954
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May 14, 2017|
Response from loopy6idol | Reviewed this property |
You could do that, but it would be a VERY long hike from Colico to Bellano- 14.5km, with a lot of ups and downs. It took us almost 4 hours to do the 7km hike from Varenna to Bellano.
Peter H
January 16, 2017|
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Response from joneo | Reviewed this property |
Couldn't find a detailed map in English, but a search will give multiple sites in Italian. Nonetheless, good signage along the way.
August 13, 2015|
Response from Dougsworld | Reviewed this property |
Hi there If you google the pathway you will find a number of sites with maps and details. If you start from the ferry wharf at Varenna the easiest route is via the road towards the train station and then up to Vezio. Follow... More