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Italy in Photos

Photos of Italy taken on Walks in the Cities Towns & Villages of Italia

Welcome to Italy in Photos where we will showcase the best of the fascinating town of Varenna: – Varenna is a charming and picturesque village on the eastern shore of Lake Como, Italy. It is a perfect destination for those who want to enjoy the beauty and tranquillity of the lake, as well as the history and culture of the region. Here are some of the best things to do in Varenna:  Explore the town centre, where you can admire the colourful houses, the quaint lanes, and the old fishing port. Don’t miss the Piazza San Giorgio, the main square, where you can see the Romanesque Church of San Giorgio and the medieval tower of the town hall. – Visit the Villa Monastero and the Villa Cipressi, two elegant villas with stunning botanical gardens that overlook the lake. You can walk along the lakeside promenade and admire the exotic plants, the sculptures, and the views of the mountains. – Climb up to the Castello di Vezio, a medieval castle that offers breathtaking views of the lake and the surrounding villages. You can also see the remains of a Roman settlement, a falconry centre, and some ghostly statues that represent the ancient inhabitants of the castle. – Discover the Fiumelatte, a short river that flows from a cave and empties into the lake. Its name means “milk river”, because of its white colour and foam. The river is only active from March to October, and it is the shortest river in Italy. – Enjoy a boat tour or a ferry ride to the nearby towns of Bellagio, Menaggio, and Griante. You can admire the scenery of the lake, the villas, and the mountains from a different perspective. You can also find some beaches where you can relax and swim in the clear water. Varenna is a gem of Lake Como, where you can experience the authentic and peaceful atmosphere of a traditional Italian village. It is a great place to visit for a day trip or a longer stay, as it offers many attractions and activities for all tastes and ages

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Photo Gallery of  Walk 1 – Porto, Via Imbarcadero to Via 4 Novembre
Approximately 0.91km – 0.56 miles

The walk starts at the Porto, Via Imbarcadero – Viale dei Giardini – Via Imbarcadero – Via Corrado Venini – Via alla Riva – Via Corrado Venini – Piazza S. Giorgio – Chiesa di San Giorgio, Piazza S. Giorgio – Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista – Piazza S. Giorgio

Photo Gallery of Hotel Villa Cipressi Botanicl Garden

Photo Gallery of Villa Monastero Botanical Garden

Photo Gallery of  Walk 2 – Via 4 Novembre to Piazza Martiri della Liberta
Approximately 0.91 km – 0.56 miles

The walk starts in Via 4 Novembre – Contrada del Molo di Sotto – Contrada del Prestino – Plazza Al Prato – Via Riva Garibaldi – Via Riva del Marmisti – Piazza Martiri della Liberta

Please note, some of the street names were taken from the Michelin Street map for Varenna