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Varenna Tasting Tour & Gardens of Villa Monastero

At a glance: why you will love it

Because Lake Como doesn’t only offer Como or Bellagio, but has indeed many other hidden gems.

Discover Varenna with us, this picturesque town which is just as good as its front neighbor. Get ready to fall in love!

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Tour Summary: Get in the Know

How to go to Varenna

Boat tour & storytelling from Bellagio. The tour to Varenna starts with a ferry transfer from Bellagio which lasts about 20 minutes during which your guide will tell you about  the history of Varenna. Admire this pretty town from the water and enjoy its colorful harbor.

What to do in Varenna

Varenna, the hidden secret of Lake Como. Our tour in Varenna will take you off the beaten path and immerse you into the local history and culture of this colorful little town. This mid-sized romantic village, at only 20 minutes from the famous Bellagio, won’t cease to amaze you! The photogenic city welcomes you with its waterfront restaurants, charming harbor and medieval lanes.

Varenna, whose foundation dates back to the 8th century, tends to be less crowded than some other towns, but has seen its popularity increase in the past years. This idyllic place starts with la Passeggiata Degli Innamorati – The Varenna Walk of lovers – and goes through cobblestone ancient alleys with a continuous view over Lake Como and its majestic mountains all around.

Your tour will get you to taste the most refined Italian wines and cheese selection at 2 different locations, and enjoy a typical Italian aperitivo as locals do.

The tour ends with the visit of Villa Monastero’s beautiful botanical gardens for a relaxing moment in front of the lake. Take a moment to admire the large variety of exotic plants that add ornament to the villa, and create a perfect symbiosis with the lake’s surroundings. 

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