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Varenna or Bellagio in late March?

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Varenna or Bellagio in late March?

I'm flying into Milan on March 24 and prefer to stay in a smaller, more scenic location, so I'm considering Varenna or Bellagio for two nights. However, I notice most of the hotels in Varenna are still closed. Will everything be closed? Would Bellagio be better choice that time of year? I realize I have to catch the ferry in addition to the train to get to Bellagio.

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1. Re: Varenna or Bellagio in late March?

I would say either is fine. If you stay in either, then you will almost certainly want to take the ferry for an afternoon in the other town. My impression is that Bellagio is a bit more attractive town, Varenna is a bit quieter and laid back. Either will offer the same wonderful scenery. I don't know about the hotel schedules, but I would try Venere.com in December or January, or perhaps now.

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2. Re: Varenna or Bellagio in late March?

Bellagio will have more open but the season starts at Easter so expect it to be pretty quiet.

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3. Re: Varenna or Bellagio in late March?

Excelsior Splendide, Fioroni, Il Perlo and Suisse in Bellagio are open for sure in March

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4. Re: Varenna or Bellagio in late March?

We spent the last week of Oct in Lake Como. IMO Bellagio would be the better choice.....it's a prettier place off season than Varenna...you'll find more restaurants open & more people out & about.....Varenna was very quiet & not a lot going on when we visited.

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