This was my first trip to Lake Como and the Village of Varenna. WOW, what a special treat, Elena and Alessandra were fantastic hosts and tour guides. Varenna is a magical place, beauty everywhere you look, views of Lago di Como are magnificent and make for beautiful memories. Elena and Alessandra's knowledge of the village and Lake region were phenomenal, I learned a lot. Another high point was the girls lunching at Cavellino, I think I have that name correct - it is delicioso fresh organic food, prepared to order, in a delightful setting - red wine, pasta, fresh baked bread, fish, vegetables, yummy gelato and wonderful company and funny stories were exchanged too, lots of laughs!
I would say book your tour with Elena today, do not hesitate - she also arranged a speed boat rental tour for us to visit Villa Balbienello (spelling?) and Bellagio, what a fun tour and again exquisite beauty everywhere.
Our speed boat tour guide, who I call Lorenzo was delightful, I felt like I was in an italian movie as we hit the waves and Andrea Bocelli's tunes serenaded us. As we went onto Bellagio, Magdellena was a delightful guide of the magnificent gardens and history of them. I believe Elena coordinated all of the days tours.
Go, Go, don't hesitate. Ciao a presto, Nancy