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Powerful Water Element

Standing before this rushing mini-river is powerful. You can hear it and feel it before see it. The... read more

Reviewed June 8, 2018
Boise, Idaho
Italy's shortest river (almost)

We had seen the river at Fiumelatte in the distance during various ferry rides, so we had to walk... read more

Reviewed June 6, 2018
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed June 8, 2018

Standing before this rushing mini-river is powerful. You can hear it and feel it before see it. The air changes as you approach. It's the ozone that is produced. Feels good to the body and mind plus is cool in Temp. We didn't walk up...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed June 6, 2018

We had seen the river at Fiumelatte in the distance during various ferry rides, so we had to walk to take a look. We were staying at Varenna, and it is an easy walk to Fiumelatte. The river is amazing (at least at this time...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank JPHStVincent
Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

We were really impressed by this small village outside Varenna . Great local bakery and restaurant . We stayed in Eric Airbnb and it was really excellent . The hotels in Varenna were fully booked as Varenna is known as the diamond of Lake Como...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 23, 2018

Nice town very close to Varenna.Walking distance to Varenna township. a great view in all directions. Best spot on lake Como.out of the tourist hustle and bustle. Hosteria plantana was a great restaurant on the waterfront. Go visit Norma, she was a great host and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Craig P
Reviewed May 22, 2018

It was about a 15 minute walk from Varenna to Fiumelatte. The falls were impressive, though I did not walk up to the source. Fiumelatte is a very quaint, picturesque village well worth a walk around while you're there. Be aware that the shoulders of...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank lirwin13
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

We walked from Varenna’s square to the fiumelatte falls. We took the main road following a very small side walk along the side about 10mins to look at the falls. It was a beautiful walk and the falls were white and full when we stopped...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2017 via mobile

A short 10 minute walk to Varenna —Rick Steve’s perfect Italian lake village, Fiumelatte is perfect for extended stay visits to Lago di Como. Four years ago we spent a month here in a Homeaway property right on the lake. Great priced property surrounded by...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank williamn262
Reviewed September 18, 2017

Another steep walk to reach here and after all the dry weather, it really wasn't that spectacular. However, I would imagine that after rain, this is a far more interesting attraction.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 14, 2017

Everyone at Lake Como spends time by the water, but this is a nice short side trip so you can see what's in among the lush foliage of the cliff/mountain side. We got to the cave where the river starts easily via a short climb...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank AussieBonz
Reviewed May 15, 2017

We walked from Vezio to the Fiumelatte river, one of the shortest rivers in Italy, 250 metres from source to lake, and foaming in season March to September, although dry in our visit in April. The Fiumelatte train station is reached by a steep perilous...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Atlanta, Georgia
Bergamo day trip (1 Replies)
I will be in Varenna for a week in late July, actually in Fiumelatte, and was thinking about taking a day trip to Bergamo. Though I have a car, I thought the hour and fifteen minute train ride might be scenic and fun and about as efficient as driving (know there is a change of trains in Lecco). I understand that on Mondays many of the Bergamo attractions are closed, so was focusing on Sunday. My questions are whether Sunday seems a good day to walk around and experience Bergamo, and possibly...More
May 17, 2016|
Response fromBrun066|
Hi, "whether Sunday seems a good day" Yes, as long as you check the opening hours of the attractions As for the restaurant you will choose, the advice is to ask for seats on the morning when you arrive, otherwise you might find it full up at lunch hour. "my decision to take the train makes sense". Yes, as long as you control on Sunday timetables, which can be significantly different from those of weekdays
Visiting in September (5 Replies)
Are there any restaurants or food shops in Fiumelatte? Do you know what the hours of operation are? We will be Rriving on a Saturday late afternoon. Thanks.
June 15, 2011|
Response fromBrezza50|
Fiumelatte is a little suburb of Varenna and it is far 1km from Varenna center. I know there is only 1 food shop and any restaurant. I think it's better ask to the owner, if you have rent an home there. Brezza
Racine, Wisconsin
Fiumelatte train (4 Replies)
Arrived in Varenna today, staying in Fiumelatte for 2 weeks. The person we're renting from picked us up at the Varenna station. Is the Fiumelatte station easy to get to? We need to get to the Milan Train station from here in a couple weeks. Thanks for any advice.
September 14, 2018|
Response fromPackerfans|
Thanks a lot for your reply. We decided to get to Varenna and take the train from there. Bought tickets today and we're all set. Can I ask you one more question? When we get to Milano Centrale, we need to get to Linate airport. Is there a bus shuttle at the train station that goes directly to the airport?