We’re up early and on a ferry over to Varenna. It’s a grey day though so not holding out much hope of good photos.
Varenna is a picturesque and traditional village, located on the eastern shore of Lake Como.
It looks a little Austrian with the mountains in the background.
Varenna’s lakefront, called Riva Grande, is lovely. Here you can find cafes, restaurants and ice cream parlors and more.
But the main attraction for me in Varenna is Villa Monastero. Once an old monastery, it later became a patrician residence.
There’s some lovely botanical gardens to explore in the grounds and the lakeside setting is just lovely.
You can also visit Casa Museo, a museum with four centuries of history characterized by refined decorations and furnishings.