8 days in Lake Como Itinerary

8 days in Lake Como Itinerary

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Fly to Malpensa International Airport, Drive to Varenna
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Varenna
— 3 nights
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Como
— 4 nights
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Varenna

— 3 nights
Varenna is a comune (municipality) on Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60km north of Milan and about 20km northwest of Lecco.Varenna was founded by local fishermen in 769, and was later allied of the commune of Milan. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Varenna: Bellagio (Basilica di San Giacomo, I Giardini di Villa Melzi, &more), Forte Montecchio Nord (in Colico) and Tremezzina (Villa Carlotta & Chiesa di San Lorenzo a Tremezzo). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Villa Monastero, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Vezio, take in the pleasant sights at Green Way dei Patriarchi, and view the masterpieces at Paul DEMARIA - The Open Lake & Landscape Studio d’Arte.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Varenna trip planner.

Belfast, UK to Varenna is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Belfast to Varenna, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Belfast in June, expect Varenna to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Como.

Things to do in Varenna

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Como

— 4 nights

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Como: Greenway del Lago di Como (in Colonno), La Cantina (in Lenno) and Villa del Balbianello (in Tremezzina). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), make a trip to Life Electric, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tempio Voltiano, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Como trip planner.

You can drive from Varenna to Como in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a train. June in Como sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Como

Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Como travel guide

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Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."